IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/jfpoli/v33y2008i2p135-155.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Indigenous peoples' nutrition transition in a right to food perspective

Author

Listed:
  • Damman, Siri
  • Eide, Wenche Barth
  • Kuhnlein, Harriet V.

Abstract

In indigenous communities the nutrition transition characterized by a rapid westernization of diet and lifestyle is associated with rising prevalence of chronic disease. Field work and literature reviews from two different policy environments, Argentina (Jujuy) and Canada (Nunavut), identified factors that add to indigenous peoples' disease risk. The analytical framework was the emerging human right to adequate food approach to policies and programmes. Indigenous peoples' chronic disease risk tends to increase as a result of government policies that infringe on indigenous peoples' livelihoods and territories, undermining their economic system, values and solidarity networks. Policies intended to increase food security, including food aid, may also fuel the nutrition transition. There is a need to explore further the connection between well-intended policies towards indigenous peoples and the development of chronic diseases, and to broaden the understanding of the role that different forms of discrimination play in the westernization of their lifestyles, values and food habits. Food policies that take due account of indigenous peoples' human rights, including their right to enjoy their culture, may counteract the growth of chronic disease in these communities.

Suggested Citation

  • Damman, Siri & Eide, Wenche Barth & Kuhnlein, Harriet V., 2008. "Indigenous peoples' nutrition transition in a right to food perspective," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 135-155, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:33:y:2008:i:2:p:135-155
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306-9192(07)00049-8
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Oshaug, Arne & Eide, Wenche Barth & Eide, Asbjorn, 1994. "Human rights: a normative basis for food and nutrition-relevant policies," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 491-516, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Iyer, Deepa & Wright, Wynne, 2016. "Food insecurity, helplessness, and choice: Gender and diet change in the central Himalaya," Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, Africa Centre for Gender, Social Research and Impact Assessment, vol. 1(3), November.
    2. repec:eee:jfpoli:v:73:y:2017:i:c:p:75-87 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. repec:spr:agrhuv:v:35:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s10460-017-9846-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Annie Booth & Norm Skelton, 2011. "“You spoil everything!” Indigenous peoples and the consequences of industrial development in British Columbia," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 685-702, August.
    5. Stoddard, Pamela & Handley, Margaret A. & Vargas Bustamante, Arturo & Schillinger, Dean, 2011. "The influence of indigenous status and community indigenous composition on obesity and diabetes among Mexican adults," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 73(11), pages 1635-1643.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:33:y:2008:i:2:p:135-155. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/foodpol .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.