Posts Tagged ‘health

30
Nov
09

Why We Study Food

American Studies Warren Belasco

I recently gave a lecture at the University of Mississippi exploring why food matters and why it’s important to study food from a historical and psychological approach. Thanks to the The Media and Documentary Projects Center for producing a video of the lecture:

Warren Belasco, “Why Food Matters” from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo.

Belasco has written three widely followed books on food culture. His latest, “Food: The Key Concepts,” is a short textbook based on his food-related American Studies courses. “Meals to Come,” examines the future of the food supply and “Appetite for Change,” published in 1990, argued that the trend toward popularity of rice and tofu in the 1960s and ’70s indicated a shift in American culture that changed the country’s behavior toward food.

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28
Apr
09

Swine Flu Readiness 101

EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES PROFESSOR BRIAN MAGUIRE

I appeared live on WJZ Channel 13 News April 28, 2009, to discuss the threat of pandemic flu and how families and communities can prepare themselves. We all know the basics, but here are a few simple tips to prepare yourself and your community:

– first – don’t panic

– wash hands often with either soap and water or with an alcohol based hand sanitizer

– keep about a week’s supply of food and water in the house

– if you do feel sick, do not go to work or to public places where you may infect others

– become familiar with ways that you could care for your relatives or others in your community should they become ill

– get involved with your community’s volunteer health agencies now so that you can be prepared to assist in the event of a more serious outbreak

– stay as healthy as possible with a balanced diet and regular exercise

– if the situation worsens, be prepared to follow instructions from local public health officials.

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