An Ethnographic Approach to the Nutrition Transition in Ecuador

Anne Marie DiRocco & Nicolás Cuvi
To offer an in-depth case study of how diabetes is affecting one urban family and one rural family in Ecuador. Methods In-depth interviews, observations and participation in food preparation were realized in one rural family and one urban family living in Ecuador who have at least one member suffering from diabetes; this is a disease understood as a consequence of the nutrition transition. Emphasis was placed on the socioeconomic factors that shaped the two families’...
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