What’s New

In February 2018 I published the English print version of my book, Food Sobriety. It is both a practical weight-loss guide and a meditation on themes of social justice and the role of diet in our changing world.  [buy on Amazon]

I’ve also released a companion documentary short, A Faustian Bargain. In this dual-language (Spanish/English) film I look at the rapidly growing obesity epidemic in Nicaragua through the lens of local residents and health care practitioners. Professors and health educators, including Peace Corps Nicaragua, are using the book and video in both Latin America and the USA.

Both the book and the documentary short were inspired by my years in Nicaragua, including my recent stint as a Fulbright Scholar.

What’s Next

Coming Soon:

  • Food Sobriety will be published in a Spanish print version in May-June 2018.
  • A dual-language (English-Spanish) layout format of the print book
  • English and Spanish eBooks, projected for release in April and May 2018, respectively

I will be traveling to universities, healthcare facilities, and conferences to raise awareness about global obesity via:

  • A screening and discussion of A Faustian Bargain
  • A short lecture on obesity in the developing world 
  • A collection of Nicaraguan folk art

I AM SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK. If you are interested in having me come and present to your institution, event, or group please contact me at dfenyvesi [at] hotmail [dot] com

I can tailor my talks to the specific audiences, such as providing cultural competency training for heathcare providers or a broad overview for undergraduate students from all disciplines.

April 2015 Two of my nutrition students join me in posing with locals. We’re waiting for the bus with all of our equipment after conducting nutrition surveys in the northern mountains outside of Barrio Nuevo, Nicaragua.