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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2019, 7(3), 94-106
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-7-3-4
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Globalization of Food Choices Negatively Impacting Sustainability of Traditional Food Systems: A Case of Uttarakhand Hills in North-western India

I.S. Bisht1, 2,

1Bithoria No.1, Amritashram, Haldwani (Uttarakhand)-263139, India

2Ex-Principal Scientist & Professor, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi-110012, India

Pub. Date: October 18, 2019

Cite this paper:
I.S. Bisht. Globalization of Food Choices Negatively Impacting Sustainability of Traditional Food Systems: A Case of Uttarakhand Hills in North-western India. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2019; 7(3):94-106. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-7-3-4

Abstract

The food we eat, being a primary source of both macro- and micronutrients, plays a huge role in our ability to keep our overall health and well-being in balance. It is also an essential component that links nutrition, agriculture, and ecology in the eco-nutrition framework. A better understanding of the relationships between food systems and human nutrition may offer opportunities for improving community health that are currently overlooked. The present communication presents the results of exploratory surveys on impact of globalization in contemporary food choices of Uttarakhand hills and potential role of native diversity in sustainable food and nutritional security on native communities with enabling policy support. A comparative assessment of rural-urban divide in terms of dietary choices and health have been discussed in view of advocating eco-nutrition model for a healthy human nutrition through biodiverse agriculture.

Keywords:
eco-nutrition food-based approach to community nutrition and health globalization of food choices traditional food systems nutrition transition

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