What is Nutrition Anthropology?

Before we jump into Nutrition Anthropology specifically, I think it would be a good idea to define anthropology itself. According to Merriam-Webster, anthropology is “the science of human beings; especially: the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture”. Nutritional anthropology narrows that focus to food and food systems. With that in mind, let’s talk about what I mean by Nutrition Anthropology and why it is the title of this blog and the future podcast. Registered dietitians are often touted as the food experts. I READ MORE