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NWI Webinar: The Meaning of Food in Our Lives: A Cross-cultural Perspective on Eating and Well-being

This webinar explores the different ways in which France and the USA have adjusted to this new food environment and introduces the participant to a validated tool to assess how the meaning of food in a person’s life affects their food choices.

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When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CDT
Where: United States
Presenter: Paul Rozin, PhD, and Naomi Arbit, MA, MAPP, PhD Candidate
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969


Online registration is available until: 4/18/2017
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The Meaning of Food in Our Lives: A Cross-cultural Perspective on Eating Well and Well-being

Paul RozinNaomi ArditDate: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CENTRAL (CDT) time
Presenter: Paul Rozin, PhD, University of Pennsylvania and Naomi Arbit, MA, MAPP, PhD Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University
 

 

Continuing education credit included!

Webinar Description

Humans are biologically adapted to their ancestral food environment in which foods were dispersed and energy expenditure was required to obtain them. The modern developed world has a surplus of very accessible, inexpensive food, such as chocolate, which are particularly appealing and calorie dense. This webinar explores the different ways in which France and the United States have adjusted to this new food environment and introduces the participant to a validated tool to assess how the meaning of food in a person’s life affects their food choices.


Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • describe the challenges that the modern food environment presents to the human species.

  • identify the different ways France and the United States have adjusted to this challenge, in terms of both the food environment and food attitudes and beliefs.

  • explain the broad and expanding meanings of food in the modern world: The "Meaning of Food in Life" (MFL) scale.

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About the Presenters

Paul Rozin received a PhD in biology and psychology at Harvard, under the direction of Jean Mayer. He has been at the University of Pennsylvania for 52 years, currently as Professor of Psychology. He was an editor of the journal Appetite for ten years. For about the last 40 years, his main area of study has been human food choice, from biological, psychological, and cultural perspectives. 

Naomi Arbit
is a PhD Candidate in Behavioral Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her PhD advisor is Paul Rozin, at the University of Pennsylvania. Together with Paul, Naomi is studying the moral psychology of food choice and the meaning of food in life. Prior to studying at Columbia, Naomi earned her MA in bioethics from NYU.


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