Introduction: Children, Food and Identity in Everyday Life

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)


The relationship between children and food is currently high on the political agendas of many countries particularly in relation to matters such as school meals, childhood obesity and children’s exposure to marketing (media discourses) of various kinds. Within these discourses, however, ideas of risk predominate as the main way in which children’s relationship with food is constructed and as such this constitutes a largely problematic ‘child’ identity. It is against such a background, therefore, that this volume seeks to explore the significance of a range of food practices for childhood identities in the context of children’s everyday lives in different cultural settings.


Childhood Obesity Eating Practice Food Consumer Consumer Society Food Practice 
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