In this seminar, join New York Times health writer and food culture author Sophie Egan for a fun and surprising ride deep into the psychology and history underlying Americans' daily relationships to food. Sharing insights from her book, Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are, Sophie will explain how national values of work, freedom, and progress affect our eating habits, for better and for worse. From "stunt foods" like Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell and Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks to the national epidemic known as "Sad Desk Lunch," her presentation will hold a mirror up to our daily food choices. Through the stunning statistics she gives and the universally relatable examples she uses, this presentation might even change the way you eat.
Hosted by the Food Studies department of the University of the Pacific, more information can be found here.