Globalization and Food Prestige among Indian Adolescents
By Amanda Maxfield, Shailaja Patil, and Solveig A. Cunningham

Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Published online: 20 Jun 2016

Adolescents overwhelmingly believed nontraditional foods to be the most prestigious. Nonlocal foods, both from foreign countries and other regions of India, as well as foods eaten outside the home, were also considered prestigious. More...

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Solveig Cunningham
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Congratulations to Dr. Solveig Cunningham, who is the winner of Emory University’s 2016 Levy Award (Junior Faculty category). Dr. Cunningham was recognized for her groundbreaking scientific contributions in mapping the life history of obesity. The University Research Committee acknowledged that her work “will no doubt give further impetus to the fight against childhood obesity.”

The Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award was established to recognize the contributions of Emory faculty members to the advancement of scientific knowledge. It was created by Edith Levy Elsas, a civic and academic activist, in memory of her father, Albert E. Levy, while she was a member of Emory University Board of Visitors. The award is overseen by the University Research Committee.

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