Forum on International Issues
Co-sponsored by the Global Education Center and
the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Monday April 18, 2016 3:00-4:00pm
Student Center Room 411
Dietary Habits and Health Problems in Poland: Past to Present
Danuta Gajewska, PhD
Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Dr. Gajewska is a faculty member in the Department of Dietetics at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She is the President of the Polish Society of Dietetics and Member of the Committee in a joint nutrition project supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the Enlarged European Union. She received a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation for the project “Wise Nutrition, Healthy Generation”.
Her research focuses on three areas: preventive nutrition, diet therapy and patient education with chronic diseases. In cooperation with reputable medical institutions she conducts scientific research on diet therapy in the fields of gastroenterology, nephrology and cardiology.
Dr. Gajewska’s talk is about eating habits among Polish people; how they have changed over the years; the consequences of modern lifestyle and health issues in Poland with special focus on the prevalence of overweight and obesity among youth.
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