002 - Nutrition Transition
Geographic Knowledge and Understanding
The nutrition transition, and associated regional variations of food consumption and nutrition choices.
Places can create regional variations in food consumption and nutrition choices.
- To have knowledge of what the nutrition transition is.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the regional variations in food consumption.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the regional variations in nutrition choices.
- Nutrition Transition
Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below:
Activity One - Draw
One of the skills a geographer should have is the ability to draw a simple, annotated diagram. We are going to practice this skill for the first activity.
- Collect a piece of A4 paper and a set of coloured pens.
- Draw a diagram to represent the changes in the nutrition transition.
- Annotate that diagram to help you explain the transition between the stages.
Activity Two - Mind Mapping
To investigate the causes of the disparities in the access that people have to food you are going to complete a mind map. This can either be completed using MindMeister or you can go old school and use paper and coloured pens. You know I like a good coloured pen!
- In the middle of your page write 'Disparities in access to food'.
- Mind map the following points:
- Current situation - location, production, waste and death
- Subsistence Farming with many crops
- Traditional Farming methods
- Poor Storage Facilities
- Small Dividend Holdings
- Absentee Landlords
- High Yielding Varieties of Crop
- Chemical pesticides and fertilisers
- Mechanical Technology
- Relative Poverty
'Our Planet's. Food and Health' textbook by Stephen Codrington Pages 15 - 16
'Contemporary Case Studies. Food and Famine' by Michael Witherick Pages 1 - 12
Exam Style Question
Explain three causes of food insecurity. [2+2+2]