The mis-match between the food supply and human needs has never been greater. It is associated with poverty, hunger and infectious disease at one extreme and with excessive and wasteful food usage, inactivity, and overfatness along with muscle and bone disorders at the other.
Underpinning these extremes is a food system that does not relate to energy needs or provide the required nutritional quality. As a consequence there is not a single body system or organ that is not potentially compromised. The full realisation of these problems for societal, mental and physical health is still becoming apparent.
Mark L Wahlqvist is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University and a leading expert on nutrition. He is presently Visiting Professor at the National Health Research Institutes (Taiwan) and Zhejiang University (China).
Audio from the lecture will be recorded and made available on iTunes U.
Date: Thursday 20 December
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Western Lecture Theatre 1, La Trobe University Melbourne Campus – Bundoora.
Assoc Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos