7.30pm, online, saturday oct 9th

Evidence Based Eating New Zealand will go live online this Saturday night for the third presentation in its 2021 series, The Whole Food Solution.

Starting at 7.30pm (NZT) and running for an expected two-hour session, this Saturday’s event will feature presentations by Professor Boyd Swinburn from the University of Auckland, general medical practitioner Dr Mark Craig, and nutritionist Fuchsia Goldsmith.

The focus of this Saturday night’s presentations will be on hospitals and what they can do to make people more aware of the health benefits of whole food plant-based eating.

On a broader note, Dr Craig is expected to share some of his concerns around people’s basic lack of health literacy – something, he says, has become patently clear from his recent stints as a medic in managed isolation and quarantine. Dr Craig (True South Mecidal) is a keen advocate for a new approach to preventive medicine. On both an individual and population wide basis, he says whole food plant-based eating is the solution to a substantial range of our general health conditions.

Among other things, Professor Swinburn is expected to comment around what is now recognised as the obesogenic landscape. Apart from his more specific academic work Professor Swinburn is also chairman of Health Coalition Aotearoa, a coordinating, umbrella organisation for non-government agencies, healthcare and academic sectors.

As their website explains, HCA’s particular focus centres around reduced consumption of harmful products (tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy foods and beverages) and improved determinants of health.

Fuchsia Goldsmith is a Nutritionist and Dietitian practising in Auckland. A University of Auckland graduate, she completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Food Science and Nutrition before completing a Master of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics.

She completes the trio of speakers on the night. Her brief centres on nutrition and long-term health. Fuchsia will speak of her experiences as a registered dietitian working with people who want to get well.

Fuchsia founded Feed Nutrition, a private practice focused on providing one-on-one advice to help people unlock good health, and Purelyfuchsia, an Instagram page where she shares nutrition tips and showcases delicious recipes.

Saturday’s event is the third in a series of four presentations, the previous having taken place in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Once again it will be MC’d by Kiwi documentary film-maker, Grant Dixon, maker of The Big Fat Lie.

Access to the event is free of charge. To register your interest and receive the access link – CLICK HERE.

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