This week we will explore the epidemic of fast food coupled with fast media and explore their interplay.
Wed 10 Oct Quiz #6 The Paradox of Healthy Processed Foods [Google Lecture Slides] Supporting Videos:
Wed 3 Oct Quiz #5 [Canvas] Defining Food Media Literacy [Google Slides] Supporting Videos: With regards to the video below, ask yourself the question: "What is the value for consumers and corporations when corporations "peel back the veil" on their own products? Fri 6 Oct The Codes and Conventions of Food Media [Google Slides] Berenstein (2015)... Continue Reading →
Wed 26 Sept Feedback on Viewer Response #1 Download Discussion of In Defense of Food What are some of the communication and media elements highlighted in this documentary? Anatomy of Food History of Food Technology Marketing of Vitamins|Food |Nutrients Intercultural Eating Habits Blessed Nutrients versus Evil Nutrients Nutritionism Microbes Matter Appetite is socially and environmentally constructed... Continue Reading →
Wed 19 Sept Quiz #4 on "Time, Sugar & Sweetness" (Mintz reading) Food History Timeline (15% of course grade) Where do you obtain your historical data? Discerning reliability of information [Wikipedia: History of Sugar] Determining credibility of authorship/ownership [Eat Happy Project] [Curriculum lesson] Detecting media bias/perspective ["A Timeline of Sugar Spin"] History of Sugar Timeline... Continue Reading →
Wed 13 Sept Quiz #2 [Canvas] Discussion of selections from In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy From the Women of Terezín [Google Slides] Food Autobiographies due in Canvas by 5:00pm EST today Fri 15 Sept Quiz #3 [Canvas] Autobiographies Revisited Discussion of Montanari's Food as Culture [Google Slides]
Welcome to Food Media Literacy for the Fall 2018 semester. This first week we will be mostly dealing with course logistics, policies, and defining important terms. I will also introduce your first formal writing assignment, the Food Autobiography. Wed 05 Sept Introductions/Course Logistics Course Syllabus Calendar/Assignments Food Autobiography guidelines Fri 07 Sept Quiz #1 (Canvas)... Continue Reading →