Tag Archives: Essay by Jonathan Steffen

Diets for a Complex World: The search for wholeness

At the beginning of 2019, the EAT–Lancet Commission published Food in the Anthropocene, a consideration of healthy diets from sustainable food systems.1 The authors observed that “A healthy diet should optimize health, defined broadly as being a state of complete … Read the full article

“You Are What Your Mother Ate”: The Dutch Hunger Winter Study

  If the global nutrition community appears to agree on one thing at present, it is that the first 1,000 days of life matter. “The first 1,000 days, from conception to 2 years of age,” write the authors of The … Read the full article

Appropriate Eating: The Mediterranean Diet in Homer’s Odyssey

“There is no boon in life more sweet, I say, than when a summer joy holds all the realm, and banqueters sit listening to a harper in a great hall, by rows of tables heaped with bread and roast meat, … Read the full article