2016—A Year to Focus On Global Obesity

In Spring 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 short article on my work in Nicaragua.

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.