Children, Food and Identity in Everyday Life

  • Allison James
  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
  • Vebjørg Tingstad

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Allison James, Anne Trine Kjørholt, Vebjørg Tingstad
    Pages 1-12
  3. Allison James, Penny Curtis, Katie Ellis
    Pages 35-51
  4. Wendy Wills, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Julia Lawton, Mei-Li Roberts
    Pages 52-68
  5. Samantha Punch, Ian McIntosh, Ruth Emond, Nika Dorrer
    Pages 149-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book


This book explores the significance of food practices for childhood identities, from early babyhood to middle childhood and teenage years. It examines how children and families negotiate food and eating practices; what influence the media has on these; the role institutions play; and how far class and ethnicity shape the food that children eat.


Baby care childhood children Familie identity Institution primary school women

Editors and affiliations

  • Allison James
    • 1
  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
    • 2
  • Vebjørg Tingstad
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of TrondheimNorway

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