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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health$
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Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001

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Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging ‘lifestyles’

Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging ‘lifestyles’

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(p.126) (p.127) Eight Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging ‘lifestyles’
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Challenging health inequalities
Author(s):

Dowler Elizabeth

Caraher Martin

Lincoln Paul

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0008

This chapter examines efforts to reduce inequalities in food and nutrition in Great Britain since the late 1990s. In investigates how problems in food and nutrition inequalities have constructed and measured and provides data on social inequalities in food and nutritional intakes and outcomes, focusing largely on income and occupationally based inequalities. It discusses the location of the Acheson Inquiry within the food and nutrition policy context of the time and outlines contemporary anxieties and activities in relation to inequalities in food and nutrition.

Keywords:   food, nutrition, inequalities, Great Britain, Acheson inquiry, food policy, nutrition policy

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