What children consume in their early years – breast or formula milk, organic or ‘junk’ food – is often a topic of heated public debate. Childhood eating has become powerfully linked in the social and political imagination to wider problems such as obesity, cancers and even intellectual development and emotional health. Such problems are now routinely described in catastrophic terms. These days, questioning the validity of crusades to shake up apparently complacent adults and compel them to change the dietary habits of the young, risks widespread opprobrium.
It was this aspect of parenting culture that gave rise to the idea being the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies in the first place
Follow these links for more.
- More about our past work on feeding babies led by Charlotte Faircloth and Ellie Lee
- Edited Collection details: Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home
- Post-Doctoral projects on child veganism, and alternative milks in Switzerland: PI Dr Edmée Ballif See also here for more about this work