The University of Saskatchewan Food for Thought Planetary Health Series addresses the challenges of tackling global food security while acknowledging the delicate interdependencies of human civilization and the natural world.

August 2019

Sistemas Alimentarios, Más Allá de la Nutrición (Food Systems, Beyond Nutrition)

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
A USask Food for Thought collaboration between the University of Saskatchewan and Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala to raise planetary health awareness.

USask nutritional epidemiologist and global health researcher Dr. Hassan Vatanparast (MD, PhD) will deliver his Food for Thought presentation “Global Solutions for Global Health Issues” examining planetary health, globalization and the modern complexities surrounding humanity’s transition in nutrition and physical activity.

Universidad de San Carlos researcher, USask Epidemiology PhD candidate and Queen Elizabeth II Scholar Michele Monroy-Valle (ND,MA, MSc) will present a brief on the Guatemalan Food system.

Master of Public Health (MPH) student Licenciada Yazmin Ramos will present an analysis of the role of the NGO in the Guatemalan system for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions.

DATE & LOCATION
Thursday, August 8, 2019
9 am – 11 am
Auditorio Olimpia Altuve, Ciudad Universitaria Zona 12
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala 

May 2019

Global Solutions for Global Health Issues

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join USask nutritional epidemiologist and global health researcher Dr. Hassan Vatanparast (MD, PhD) for a discussion examining planetary health, globalization and the modern complexities surrounding humanity’s transition in nutrition and physical activity. Explore the impact of these issues on immigrants, refugees and Indigenous populations.

Q&A to follow. Free event. Everyone welcome.

DATE & LOCATION
Global Solutions for Global Health Issues
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:30 – 11am
Room 1130, E-Wing, Health Sciences Building
University of Saskatchewan (107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK)

REGISTER NOW
To register, please visit https://nutrition_transition.eventbrite.com/

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED*

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Hassan Vatanparast (MD, PhD) is a professor with the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy & Nutrition and the School of Public Health. His research areas include:

  • Nutritional epidemiology with emphasis on nutrition-related non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition and health status of immigrant and refugee populations
  • Community-based health promotion
  • Public health nutrition and nutritional assessment
  • Analysis of complex health survey data 

Recently, Dr. Vatanparast explored the effects of Western diet and sedentary lifestyle on immigrant children in a recently published article in The Conversation Canada.

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