Inventing Baby Food:Taste Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet Amy Bentley
Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity - and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Until the late 19th century, infants were almost exclusively fed breast milk. But over the course of a few short decades, Americans began feeding their babies formula and solid foods, frequently as early as a few weeks after birth. By the 1950s, commercial baby food had become emblematic of all things modern in postwar America. Little jars of baby food were thought to resolve a multitude of problems in the domestic sphere: They reduced parental anxieties about nutrition and health; they made caretakers feel empowered; and they offered women entering the workforce an irresistible convenience. But these baby food products laden with sugar, salt, and starch also became a gateway to the industrialized diet that blossomed during this period. Today, baby food continues to be shaped by medical, commercial, and parenting trends. Baby food producers now contend with health and nutrition problems as well as the rise of alternative food movements. All of this matters because, as the author suggests, it´s during infancy that American palates become acclimated to tastes and textures, including those of highly processed, minimally nutritious, and calorie-dense industrial food products. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021187/bk_adbl_021187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women´s movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next 30 years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations - in other words, one that works better for all of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000166/bk_gdan_000166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Newbery Honor recipient best known for The Baby-Sitter´s Club talks about inventing the life of a small town for her new series, Main Street. Three books and growing, the series follows two sisters who move to Camden Falls, Massachusetts, where their grandmother owns a sewing store. Martin wasn´t sure she wanted to start another series until her editor told her it could be at least in part about sewing, one of her great passions in life. Actress Ivy Austin opens this wonderful event by reading an excerpt from Book Three, ´Tis the Season. Symphony Space´s Education Director Madeline Cohen interviews the author. This event was recorded live as part of the Thalia Kids´ Book Club series at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. These events feature lively discussions between children´s book authors and their fans ages 9-12, led by a variety of special guests. Each event includes a fun writing or drawing exercise, and kids´ Q-and-A. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivy Austin, Madeline Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/thal/000017/sp_thal_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I can’t get him out of my head.´´Zayden’s only at this veterinary conference as a last-minute favor to his boss - and the mixer events really aren’t his style. That is, until he meets a hot omega who is down for a quick fling. There’s just one catch: When the event is over, Zayden can’t help himself from wanting more. ´´I feel so stupid. It’s all blowing up in my face.´´Elliott returned from the conference with some nice continuing education, some happy memories...and a baby in his stomach. When he can’t hide his pregnancy, he panics, inventing a long distance boyfriend who he’s very happy with. He might get away with the lie, too - until Zayden shows up and blows all of Elliott’s preconceptions out of the water. Welcome to Sunnydale Vets, where love is the best medicine, and all it takes to fix your problems is the willingness to roll up your sleeves and get to work. This heartwarming audiobook features a veterinary work exchange, an unplanned pregnancy, and one very fake relationship that’s determined to blossom into something real. This audiobook and every other audiobook in the Sunnydale Vets series can be listened to in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guillaume Dubois. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156032/bk_acx0_156032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is English, already isolated in this small, foreign village, and in her compounded grief, she has retreated even further. Pea and Margot stay out of her way and try to make things better, but they can´t make Maman happy again.When Pea befriends Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be a new papa. But why do the other villagers view Claude with suspicion, and what secrets does his large empty house hold?Beautifully written, haunting, and full of surprises, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion, and the blessings and perils of imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Piron-Gelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016956/bk_adbl_016956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for July 4th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about, ´´The Best Places for Business” – Our 2011 ranking shows that university towns fare quite well. Also, ´´Gov. Rick Snyder: How We’re Re-inventing Michigan” – The governor says Michigan won’t be healthy unless Detroit is healthy. Included: a portrait of Detroit´s new mayor. Next, ´´Cut the Middleman” – Selling your home by yourself can pay off but only if you act like it´s just business. Then, ´´Is North Dakota the Next Kuwait?” Billionaire wildcatter Harold Hamm insists a vast field in North Dakota and Montana contains huge amounts of oil and gas. Let´s not celebrate just yet. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Cheers to Tears” – Luke Daly spent a decade developing a cheaper way to disinfect drinking water. Then his funding source dried up. Followed by, ´´Social for Business” – Jive Software makes workplace collaboration as easy as Facebook makes sharing baby photos. And in our final story, ´´Audacious Birds” – The Finns behind Angry Birds seek global domination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110704/pe_forb_110704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.