Dr. Marion Nestle, Dr. Eric Stice Headline Newark Museum Gen Fit Lecture Series
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 04:26 PM EDT
NEWARK: In conjunction with the interactive, family exhibition Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle, Dr. Marion Nestle and Dr. Eric Stice are headlining a two-part lecture series at the Newark Museum (49 Washington St., Newark) about the importance of making healthy food choices. The free series is sponsored by the Roche Foundation.
The series is as follows:
Thursday, October 10, 6 pm
Food Politics: From Personal Responsibility to Social Responsibility
Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Food Politics and Why Calorie Count, will discuss the scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. Book signing will follow the lecture.
Thursday, November 14, 6 pm
Food Addiction and the Brain
Dr. Eric Stice, Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute and Research Professor at the University of Texas and author of The Body Project: A Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention, will discuss in a slide illustrated lecture the causes behind increased risks for the onset of eating disorders and obesity in relationship to brain activity, as well as the development and evaluation of prevention programs for these conditions.
The series is FREE but pre-registration is required. Please call 973.596.6690