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What do UW experts say about food and health?

Much of the focus of Pollan’s writing is on the effect of the “Western Diet” on our health. His is not a new concern; many of UW’s faculty and staff in the health sciences have been researching this subject in recent years. If you’d like to know what some of our own “home grown” experts are saying, one resource is the Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Video Library, provided by the School of Medicine and Public Health. The IME Video Library is a collection of free, high quality videos of educational events that have taken place at the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Past presenters have spoken on topics such as “Enhancing Nutrition in our Schools,” “The Truth About Diets,” and “Local Food Systems, Nutrition, and Public Health,” and have included some of Pollan’s influences, such as Marion Nestle and Walter Willett.

We’ve collected these lectures into one place, on our Go Big Read channel. Take a look, at http://videos.med.wisc.edu/GoBigRead/.

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