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Wednesday January 29

Healthsource: Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change

Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change

FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online.

Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona

 

This talk and discussion will explore the links between food crop diversity and human health, in the context of how both may be affected by climate change. The global declines in low income household access to a diversity of fruit and vegetable varieties with high nutrient density and protective secondary chemicals has been linked to the rise in nutrition-related diseases, including adult-onset diabetes. If no significant rediversification occurs in the American diet,  health care for NIDDM ("adult"-onset) diabetes may top $1.3 trillion/yr by 2030.  Climate change will affect both the distribution and yields of many place-based fruits and heirloom vegetables, due to changes in growing season lengths, heat and cold extremes, water scarcity and disease and pest outbreaks. However, many new strategies are being employed to get more diversity back into the hands and diets of low-income families which are already nutritionally-at risk. Nutritional intervention success stories from diabetes-prone populations in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico and Hawaii will be featured. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.

http://media.chelseagreen.com/growing-food-in-a-hotter-drier-land

Wednesday, January 29th

Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus

6:30-8:00 pm

FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online.

Tobacco Cessation Classes

University Health Center - Burlington
Given West Clinic
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.

Milton Family Practice
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.

To Register:

Phone:  802-847-2278

E-Mail:   QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org