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Nutrition Translation, From Farm to Fork Understanding and Overcoming Challenges in Science Communication

  • CUNY SPH 55 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Systems Change Series: September Lecture

Are you confused about what to eat when it comes to health? Does it seem like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Most people answer with a resounding “Yes!” to one or both of these questions. And individuals running organizations and creating policies are often just as befuddled. Yet scientists know that 80% of chronic diseases can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as diet—and we also understand the dietary choices that are most sustainable for our planet.

In this talk, Dr. P.K. Newby discusses the main culprits behind the culture of nutrition confusion and provides insights on how challenges can be overcome in order to bring science back to the center of contemporary food discourse.

September 13th, 2018

Room 717

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

55 W 125th St, #803 
New York, NY 10027


Dr. P.K. Newby, ScD, MPH, MS, (“The Nutrition Doctor”) is a scientist and author whose newest book is Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know. She has been forging connections between the biological, behavioral, and environmental aspects of nutrition and food technology for more than two decades with her mantra “From farm to fork, what we eat matters!” Dr. Newby is known for her infectious enthusiasm, keen intellect, sharp wit, and contagious passion, inspiring people to live their healthiest, most delicious lives today while building a more sustainable world for tomorrow. She consults regularly and has served as a science advisor to several companies.

She holds a doctorate from Harvard, two master’s degrees from Columbia, and served on the faculties at Tufts University (Research Scientist & Assistant Professor) and Boston University (Associate Professor). She’s currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and award-winning educator at Harvard and dedicates most of her time to fighting anti-science in all the ways that she can.