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11/ Foodways in transition in urban Moroccan households

Key Points:

  • The diversification of women’s social roles in Moroccan cities has not reduced their domestic responsibilities and workload.
  • Women—in response to their increased mental workload associated with the management of household food activities—are seizing urban opportunities to change their food practices. They are relying to a greater extent on ready-made foods, particularly for the late afternoon snack, or so-called cascrot, which is becoming increasingly substantial at the expense of the early evening dinner.
  • This reorganization of the daily meal pattern has impacts on household food consumption and nutrient intake, as well as on social relations.

Authors:
Hayat Zirari, University Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco
Audrey Soula, University of Montpellier, French Agricultural Research Centre for Development (Cirad), Markets, Organizations, Institutions and Stakeholder Strategies joint research unit (UMR Moisa), Montpellier, France
Marie Walser, French Agricultural Research Centre for Development (Cirad), Markets, Organizations, Institutions and Stakeholder Strategies joint research unit (UMR Moisa), Montpellier, France

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