About Janet Chrzan, Ph.D.

Janet Chrzan


Janet Chrzan is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania and received her Ph.D. in Physical/Nutritional Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the connections between social activities and health outcomes, including diet during pregnancy, consumer adoption of local and organic food diets, and the relationships between food insecurity, inequality, nutrition and public health. She is also interested in the dietary consequences of culinary tourism and has led food, wine and culture tours to the Loire Valley and Tuscany. She is the author of Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context (Routledge, 2013), co-author (with Kima Cargill) of Anxious Eaters (Columbia University Press, 2022). co-editor of the three volume set Research Methods for the Anthropological Study of Food and Nutrition (Berghahn, 2016), co-editor of Organic Food, Farming and Culture (Bloomsbury, 2019). She is the founder of the Oakmont Farmers Market and Haverford Township Farmers Market Association. She lives in Media, Pennsylvania, where she tends a large vegetable garden and develops recipes for zucchini.

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