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E. Melanie DuPuis, PhD Biography

Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“How we drink milk, and why, has as much to do with the social relationships we share, and the way we think about these relationships, as it does with providing the body with nutirents. Ultimately, the question of whether or not milk is a ‘healthful’ food has to be answered in a way that acknowledges the social context in which milk is consumed. ‘Healthy food’ is an ideal that varies in relation to particular places and times.”

2002, Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PACE University
  • Professor of Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Former Policy Analyst, State of New York
  • PhD, Development Sociology, Cornell University, 1991
  • MS, Development Sociology, Cornell University, date unknown
  • BA, Anthropology, Harvard University, 1979
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