CID TALK: Indigenous peoples’ food systems

22 March 12:30pm - 1:30am
VSA Office, Level 2, 77 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wgtn

SPEAKER: Professor Harriet Kuhnlein, Fulbright Specialist, University of Hawai’i in Manoa and McGill University, Canada
DATE: Wed, 22 March 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
VENUE: VSA Office, Level 2, 77 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wgtn - For directions
RSVP: by midday Tuesday 21 March.
Bring your lunch along to another stimulating CID Talk.

We are very delighted to have the opportunity for Dr Harriet V Kuhnlein, BS, MS, PhD, LL D (hon), FASN, FIUNS, a leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems to present at this CID Talk. Dr Kuhnlein is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health that encompasses nutrition, health and the agricultural and environmental sciences.

Professor Harriet Kuhnlein is a nutritionist and Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment and Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition at Montreal’s McGill University. She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences of the University of Hawai’i in Manoa.

Dr Kuhnlein received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. She was a Professor at the University of British Columbia before joining McGill University in 1985 as Director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Dr Kuhnlein’s research uses a participatory approach with indigenous peoples and spans more than 40 years. Recently she directed a Global Health Research initiative involving 12 cultures in different parts of the world, to provide evidence that biodiversity inherent in traditional food resources of indigenous peoples fosters food security and good health, and should be environmentally protected.

Dr Kuhnlein chaired the Expert Panel on the State of Knowledge of Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada for the Council of Canadian Academies, and she co-chairs the Task Force on Traditional, Indigenous and Cultural Food and Nutrition of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

Please pass this on to your colleagues. Gold coin donation from non-CID members appreciated.
Our thanks to VSA for hosting this event.

Publications for background:
Kuhnlein HV, B Erasmus and D Spigelski. (2009) Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: the Many Dimensions of Culture, Diversity and Environment for Nutrition and Health. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Kuhnlein HV, B Erasmus, D. Spigelski and B Burlingame (2013) Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Wellbeing: Interventions and Policies for Healthy Communities. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.