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HMN 201:

Food, Culture and Nutrition


Germany
Partner 1: Devi Dinghoor
Partner 2: Oumou Barry
Partner 3: Katrina Kiersey

Geography

seventh-largest European Country


Population : 82.3 Million
Size : 357,021 sq km
9 Geographic neighbors

Topography

Climate

Soils
Temperate brown
Deep Brown
use to grow wheat, barley,
etc.

Affect soil has on Food


Fishing has began to drop due to overutilization
of fishing ground
Fishermen declined
Fishery almost disappeared
People are forced to eat herring that was
imported

Migration

Large-scale immigration began in 1709


Migrated to Pennsylvania
65,000 to 100,000 Germans came to U.S
circumstance: seek freedom from
discrimination/ searching for new lands to
expand family/ economic crisis

Hamburger
Originated from the
Germans
America's favorite fast
food

Pretzels
Consumed by Germans on Good Friday
Brings luck, prosperity and spiritual
wholeness

Famous German

Albert Einstein
March 14, 1897
Develop : Theory of Relativity
Won Nobel Prize

Another Famous German


Ludwig Van Beethoven
German composer/pianist who became
deaf
Wrote his first symphony in 1800.

Status of Germans
Germans = largest ethnic group
49.8 Million Germans in the U.S
Largest Population of German =
Pennsylvania
Higher in education achievements

Status of Germans
Worlds second biggest exporter
Export goods such as, vehicles,
machines and more.

The German Family


1873

21st century in Germany

Traditional Health Beliefs and Practices


illness is caused by
infection or
stress-related conditions.
sickness is an expected
consequence of
strenuous labor.
Suffering from illness is
a blessing from God.

Customs and Behaviors


Guests are generally not invited for
Monochronistic.
dinner but may be asked for dessert
Eyes contact = attentiveness
and wine later in the evening.
& trust
c.t. Vs s.t.
Knives are only used when absolutely
necessary.
When not eating, keep hands above
the table with the wrists resting on the
edges.
Pass all dishes to the left

Major Historical Events of Germany


1914 World War I
1933 Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as the
chancellor
1939 World War II
1961 The Berlin Wall was built
1989 Destruction of The Berlin Wall

Event I: 1914-1918
Assassination of Archduke
Franz Ferdinand of AustriaHungary and his wife
Germany declared war on
Russia and France; the
United kingdom declared war
on Germany.
37% of women in the
workforce

World War I

Effects of World War I


Food rationing
2,000,000 soldiers killed
The Treaty of Versailles

Event 2: 1933 Rise of Adolf Hitler


Womens role in Nazi
Germany
Jews persecution
Concentration Camps

Chancellor Adolf Hitler

Event 3: 1939 World War II


The rebirth of Germany
Neglect of the League
of Nation
Germany invades
Poland.

Effects of World War II

Religion

31% Roman Catholic


30% Protestant

61% Christianity

Holidays
Christmas
Advent

Holidays
Easter

Oktoberfest

The Average German


Male:
Height~510
Weight~181.7lbs
Female:
Height~55
Weight~148.8lbs

Lieselotte (Lilo) Oberst


Age~ 25
Height~ 56
Weight~ 140lbs
Activity level~ Moderate

Average Meals

One-Day Food Pattern


Breakfast

Hard Roll with Jam,Hard Boiled Egg,Deli Cheese (Gouda, Swiss), Deli Meat
(Ham)
Orange Juice and Coffee

Lunch

Potato Salad, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Milk (Low-fat)

Dinner

Schnitzel, Blaukraut, Applesauce, Milk (Low-fat)

Snacks

Pretzels (unsalted)
Brotchen

Lilos Daily Limits

Obesity
50% Women
66% Men

Similarities

Seasoning
Weight and obesity
Small power distance
Masculine culture
Touching
Monochronistic

Differences
Etiquette
My Plate vs The
Food Pyramid
Portion/Size
Out-of Wedlock
Birth

Works Cited
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