2016—A Year to Focus On Global Obesity

In Summer 2016 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.

There are photos and a few short videos of my year in Nicaragua on the Food Sobriety Facebook page, and here’s a video interview about my project from an environmental magazine Interview: Daniel Fenyvesi | EarthTalk.org and a short article on my work in Nicaragua from Bastyr University.

Two of my nutrition students join me in posing with locals. We were waiting for the bus with all of our equipment after a long week of conducting nutrition surveys in the northern mountains outside of Barrio Nuevo, Nicaragua.