Food policy versus obesity crisis
How do food, public policy, behaviour, and environmental factors influence weight and overall health? Join New York Times columnist Mark Bittman and Concordia Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer McGrath on March 19, as they take a close look at the question during a public conversation.
This event is the second of four in the Concordia University-Globe and Mail National Conversation Series on aging well. With the Globe and Mail’s André Picard as moderator, Bittman and McGrath will appear on the stage of Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Where: D.B. Clarke Theatre, Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
To register, visit the event registration web page.
About the speakers:
The author of How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman has always loved to cook and eat. But he’s worried about how society consumes food. Are weight problems the fault of the food itself or do psychological and socio-economic factors have more to do with the population’s growing obesity problem?
The discussion will be filmed and made available free of charge on both the Globe and Mail and Concordia websites.
• Read more about the series: “Uncovering the secrets to aging well” — NOW, January 22, 2013
• Department of Psychology
• Concordia Pediatric Public Health Psychology Lab
• Mark Bittman’s website