2017—A Year to Focus On Global Obesity
In fall 2017 I will release my book, Food Sobriety, and my documentary short, A Faustian Bargain. Both works will be available in both Spanish and English and both were inspired by my years in Nicaragua, including my recent stint as a Fulbright Scholar. Food Sobriety, while being a practical weight loss guide, also touches upon themes of social justice and the role of diet in our changing world. A Faustian Bargain looks at the rapidly growing obesity epidemic in Nicaragua through the lens of local residents and health care practitioners.
^ Click to view a trailer for A Faustian Bargain.
I will be traveling to universities, health care facilities, and conferences to raise awareness about global obesity via:
- A screening and discussion of A Faustian Bargain
- A short lecture on obesity in the developing world
- A collection of Nicaraguan folk art
I AM SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK. If you are interested in having me come and present to your institution, event, or group please contact me at dfenyvesi [at] hotmail [dot] com
Talks can be tailored to specific groups, such as cultural competency training for heath care providers or a broad overview for undergraduate students from all disciplines.
In addition to raising awareness my goal is to find a collaborator, a university or non-profit, that will facilitate me continuing my work to improve nutrition in Latin America.
Some places for more details are:
Food Sobriety Facebook page – photos and a few short videos of my year and half in Nicaragua
Interview: Daniel Fenyvesi | EarthTalk.org – a video interview about my project from an environmental magazine
a short article on my work in Nicaragua from Bastyr University