Preface Gretel H. Pelto, Alan Goodman, and Darna Dufour, The Biocultural Perspective in Nutritional Anthropology Part I. A Taste of Nutritional Anthropology Richard B. Lee, Eating Christmas in the Kalahari John Grossman, How Many Calories Are There in a 230- Calorie Dinner? Lavinia Edmonds, The Magic Bullet? Part II. The Quest for Food: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives The Biological Baseline Pat Shipman, Scavenger Hunt Richard B. Lee, What Hunters Do for a Living, or, How to Make Out on Scarce Resources Katherine Milton, Diet and Primate Evolution Agriculture: The Great Revolution Alan Goodman and George J. Armelagos, Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson's Mounds S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner, Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications Robert M. Sapolsky, Junk Food Monkeys Variations in Contemporary Food Systems: Pluses and Minuses Darna L. Dufour, Use of Tropical Rainforests by Native Amazonians Kathleen A. Galvin, D. Layne Coppock, and Paul W. Leslie, Diet, Nutrition, and the Pastoral Strategy Gretel H. Pelto, Social Class and Diet in Contemporary Mexico Part III. Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Explaining Foodways: Materialist Approaches Marvin Harris, India's Sacred Cow Michael Harner, The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice Timothy Johns, Well-Grounded Diet Explaining Foodways: Ideology, Symbolism, and Social Power C. Paige Gutierrez, The Social and Symbolic Uses of Ethnic/ Regional Foodways: Cajuns and Crawfish in South Louisiana Mary J. Weismantel, The Children Cry for Bread: Hegemony and the Transformation of Consumption Anne Allison, Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch- Box as Ideological State ApparatusConrad P. Kottak, Rituals at McDonald's Adapting Foods to People and People to Foods Darna L. Dufour, A Closer Look at the Nutritional Implications of Bitter Cassava Use Solomon H. Katz, M. L. Hediger, and L. A. Valleroy, Traditional Maize Processing Techniques in the New World Norman Kretchmer, Genetic Variability and Lactose Tolerance Barry Bogin, The Tall and the Short of It Food as Medicine E. N. Anderson, Chinese Nutritional Therapy Jill Dubisch, You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of the Health Foods Movement Part IV. Too Little and Too Much: Nutrition Problems in the Contemporary World Undernutrition: Counting, Classifying, and Consequences David L. Pelletier, The Potentiating Effects of Malnutrition on Child Mortality: Epidemiologic Evidence and Policy Implications Adolfo Chavez, Celia Martinez, and Beatriz Soberanes, The Effect of Malnutrition on Human Development: A 24-Year Study of Well-Nourished and Malnourished Children Living in a Poor Mexican Village Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Iron Deficiency Reynaldo Martorell, Body Size, Adaptation, and Function Dietary "Delocalization" and Development Gretel H. Pelto and Pertti J. Pelto, Diet and Delocalization: Dietary Changes Since 1750 Sidney W. Mintz, Time, Sugar, and SweetnessBernard Nietschmann, When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends Debbie Mack, Food for All Biocultural Perspectives on Breastfeeding Gretel Pelto, Perpectives on Infant Feeding: Decision-Making and Ecology Katherine A. Dettwyler, More Than Nutrition: Breastfeeding in Urban Mali Nancy E. Levine, Women's Work and Infant Feeding: A Case from Rural Nepal Undernutrition, Overnutrition, and Hunger in Lands of Plenty Janet M. Finchen, Hunger, Malnutrition, and Poverty in the Contemporary United States: Some Observations on Their Social and Cultural Context Peter J. Brown and Melvin Konner, An Anthropological Perspective on Obesity Malcolm Gladwell, The Pima Paradox Appendix A: Current U.S. RDAs Appendix B: Some Principles: Nutrition ABCs, Measurement, and Classification IndexGretel H. Pelto is the author of 'Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition', published 1999 under ISBN 9780767411974 and ISBN 0767411978.