Sociology of Food

TASK: The Looma Healthy Lifestyle Program (2000) is a locally-based nutritional intervention aimed at improving the food choices of Australian Indigenous people living in a remote community. Drawing on the perceptions and attitudes outlined in the Brimblecombe, J et al (2014) article, and Rowley, K G et al (2000) article, identify and discuss the ‘enablers’ and ‘barriers’ to healthy food choices among the participants of the Looma program. In your essay you are required to identify the characteristics and features of the program; then examine and discuss in detail three major elements from a sociological perspective that contributed to the program’s success or failure. Important elements of the Looma program are highlighted in the provided Rowley article. Additionally, you are required to select another first nation nutrition program or intervention that has been implemented in an international setting to strengthen your observations and argument. The Rowley article also cites two international programs, and you may wish to utilise one of these or find your own. Compare and contrast the international intervention elements from a sociological perspective to the local program. The assignment should be structured as an essay with an introduction, main body and conclusion. Your introduction should outline what you will be discussing in the main body of your work, along with a short paragraph detailing the effects of colonialism on indigenous nutrition. The main body explores three major enablers/barriers, and the conclusion should summarise what has been discussed, along with any questions raised for future research