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Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Helen Zoe Veit

Abstract

American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of World War I, the country's first international aid program was bringing moral advice about food conservation into kitchens around the country. This book argues that the twentieth-ce ... More

Keywords: American eating, food production, nutritionists, home economists, racial scientists, diet, immigrants, international aid program, food conservation, self-discipline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607702
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607719_Veit

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Zoe Veit, author