Eating is a moral act… so what role do educators play?

Food and meals are part of contexts that also include pleasure, care, feelings of solidarity with family and friends, traditions and national food culture. Furthermore, food and eating are closely linked to health and subjects of moral consideration. The research, Barbro Johansson writes, finds “a lot of information and opinions about “good” and “bad” regarding ingredients, dishes and ways of eating.” [1]

[1] p36 Barbro Johansson et al. (2009) Nordic Children’s Foodscapes: Images and Reflections. Food, Culture & Society 12(1)March; pp25-51

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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