Health, personal & global

In Feburary I released:

My book, Food Sobriety (click to go to the Amazon page)

And my documentary short, A Faustian Bargain (click to go to the youtube page).

The film is in dual language format and the book, while currently only available in English, will have a Spanish version and dual language format out this Spring. An e-book is also in progress. Both the book and film were inspired by my years in Nicaragua, including my recent stint as a Fulbright Scholar. Food Sobriety, while being a practical weight loss guide, also touches upon themes of social justice and the role of diet in our changing world. A Faustian Bargain looks at the rapidly growing obesity epidemic in Nicaragua through the lens of local residents and health care practitioners.

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

Talks can be tailored to specific groups, such as cultural competency training for heath care providers or a broad overview for undergraduate students from all disciplines.

Some places for more details are:

Food Sobriety Facebook page – photos and a few short videos of my year and half in Nicaragua

Interview: Daniel Fenyvesi | EarthTalk.org – a video interview about my project from an environmental magazine

a short article on my work in Nicaragua from Bastyr University

NAMLO Survey A summary of the results of my 2015 nutrition survey with UNAN and if you like details, The Full NAMLO Report

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.