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Contemporary Research in Food Studies: Nutrition and Health

This guide should help anyone interested in researching topics in the new and exciting field of Food Studies.


One place I'd like to highlight is the The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which publishes annual food and agricultural quantitative data organized by region.  Reports and statistics focus on food systems.  It is gathered by and meant for dissemination to governmental or nongovernmental organization work, however its potency is fundamental to any international food scholarship.  In its website, use the navigation bar to discover these resources.


Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection

New York University's Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection is one of the most important food studies archives in the Untied States.  Aside from the country's largest collection of cookbooks, materials include manuscript papers and audiovisual projects, from some of the most eminent figures (chefs, nutritionists, restaurateurs, etc.) in the food world today.  Archival materials particularly focus on the New York City Area.  The button below links to the collection's finding aid resource.

Food Security and Nutrition: A Global Issue

The UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Library has an incredible Library Guide that shows how to use United Nations sources for Food Security and Nutrition research.