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Seminar – Historical and contemporary perspectives of the nutrition transition

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Historical and contemporary perspectives of the nutrition transition

Dr Cornelia Guell, University of Exeter

This seminar was originally scheduled for Thursday 16 June, but has been rescheduled to Tuesday 5 July.

To join this online seminar please register at https://mrc-epid.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-yrrzkuGtfDuR5wpvvrSPT-S6yVWG20.

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About this talk

Global shifts in dietary patterns away from fresh produce towards highly processed foods are also experienced in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Many SIDS lead global rates in obesity and noncommunicable chronic diseases, and drivers for their ‘nutrition transition’ are complex and include an increasing reliance on cheap nutrient-poor food imports. This talk will share perspectives from Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Fiji and make a case for the need to understand the temporal complexities and lived histories of food practices to inform contemporary public health strategies for healthier local diets.

About Dr Guell

Dr Cornelia (Conny) Guell is the interim co-director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health with Dr Ben Wheeler.

Conny is a medical anthropologist with an interest in a) socio-cultural environments of health and social theoretical approaches to health behaviour and behaviour change with a focus on food systems and mobility practices. b) methods development of participatory, citizen-science approaches and knowledge exchange; and c) policy and historical analysis of structural approaches to noncommunicable chronic diseases.

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Details

Date:
July 5
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Online
United Kingdom

Organizer

MRC Epidemiology Unit
Phone:
01223 330315
Email:
contact@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
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