Professor of Epidemiology at University of Washington and Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public health.
Adam Drewnowski is Professor of Epidemiology at University of Washington and Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public health. Important research areas include the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic and the development of new metrics to identify foods that are nutrient dense, affordable and sustainable.
The talk will focus on sustainable diets, including the identification of foods that contain important nutrients, are affordable for the consumer and at the same time sustainable. The background of this work is the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, which rates individual foods based on their overall nutritional value, and the Affordable Nutrition Index, which helps consumers identify affordable healthy foods. Also the access to different foods is important, and plays a role for the consumers possibilities of buying and eating a healthy and sustainable diet.