As you can see from the box below, originally there were going to be a few readings about Thanksgiving (seems appropriate for a food/diet course), but I’m getting the sense this semester is feeling longer than usual (and they are too long anyway). Fewer assignments done better is in everyone’s best interests. So let’s make cancel culture work in our favor and cancel this week.
Sooner than later, you’ll need to watch the future of nutrition article critique–the way I see the article you critiqued last week (Mozaffarian, et al.) and how it fits into the course. Essential viewing for a successful final.
We can’t NOT read about Thanksgiving this week! These readings have nothing to do with diet/health, but we might also think about how food relates to civic health in addition to bodily health. It’s common to think about food as bringing people together, but it’s also a way of exerting control.
You have one post due this week, which I highly recommend you complete BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. But if you’re swamped with other essays, exams, etc, just make sure to post it before the end of the weekend.
This is a more reflective/opinion post than normal, but they should still show me you’re familiar with ALL the readings for this week.