April 3 MTSU lecture examines immigrants’ dietary ...

April 3 MTSU lecture examines immigrants’ dietary changes in U.S.

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

Dr. Chery F. Smith

Dr. Chery F. Smith

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.

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

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