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Beyond Candies and Fairy Tales: Thinking about Children’s Food Culture

Feature Essay Series 3

This essay series interacts with aspects of children’s association to food beyond its materiality. Food in its various forms create different meanings. It is a powerful identity marker helping in cohesion with the self. Food at moments of plenty or scarcity lets us navigate the ways of sustaining. It is a commodity for consumption that defines our everyday life. All of these are true to a child as to an adult to grow both physically and culturally. This essay series looks at food through multiple windows of representation, consumption, nutrition and lack and delves into the child’s understanding of the world and integrates them to the larger sociocultural scenario.

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