Kate Cairns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. Her research explores dynamics of gender, culture and inequality, with particular focus on food. She is coauthor of Food and Femininity (Bloomsbury 2015).
While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.
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