Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[370] MTSU lecturer examines immigrants’ dietary changes in America April 3

MURFREESBORO — An upcoming lecture at MTSU will explore how immigrants’ diets change after arriving in the United States.

University of Minnesota professor Chery F. Smith will speak on “Immigration to America: How Environmental Change Impacts Dietary Intake and Body Mass Index Status” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the McWherter Learning Resources Center Auditorium.

Smith will address food insecurity and how immigrants adapt to their new homeland through dietary acculturation. A registered dietician, Smith is a published researcher in the areas of food anthropology, food deserts and how food insecurity influences the nutritional status, dietary behavior and health of selected populations.

This lecture is sponsored by the MTSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences’ Department of Human Sciences and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department at 615-898-2884.

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