PSYC 110 - Guest Lecture - The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food (Guest Lecture by Professor Kelly Brownell)

Guest Lecture 2 - The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food (Guest Lecture by Professor Kelly Brownell)

Overview

This lecture covers the reasons people eat what they do, the benefits and disadvantages of modern food and agriculture approaches, and what might be done to improve diet in the U.S. and around the world. Several areas of emphasis are economic factors that drive food choices, how biology intersects with food marketing practices, and how the food industry figures in this picture. Novel approaches to changing nutrition through legislation and legal approaches is a key area of focus.

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Assignment

Brownell. K.D., and Yach, D. "The Battle of the Bulge." Foreign Policy (November/December 2005). pp. 26-27

Brownell, K.D., and Willett, W.C. "Choose to Remove Trans Fats (OpEd)." San Francisco Chronicle (October 18, 2006). pp. B8

Yach, D, Stuckler, D., and Brownell, K.D. "Epidemiologic and Economic Consequences of the Global Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes." Nature Medicine, 12 (2006). pp. 62-66

Brownell, K.D., and Nestle, M. "The Sweet and Lowdown on Sugar (OpEd)." New York Times (January 23, 2004). pp. A23