Why We Eat What and How We Eat: A Journey into the American Food Psyche

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

San Francisco Campus, Pacific Center, Minna Street Entrance
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Join New York Times health writer and food culture author Sophie Egan for a fun and surprising ride deep into the psychology and history underlying Americans' daily relationships to food. From "stunt foods" like Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell and Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks to the national epidemic known as "Sad Desk Lunch," this presentation explores how national values of work, freedom and progress affect our eating habits, for better and for worse.

This free Saturday Seminar is sponsored by Pacific's Food Studies Program. The seminars feature food experts, food entrepreneurs, and food scholars - all looking to enrich your knowledge about the food world. Each presentation features a fascinating food topic followed by an opportunity to mingle, discuss, and enjoy light refreshments. See more upcoming Saturday Seminars.

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Community Outreach, Speaker

Sponsoring Department

College of the Pacific, Food Studies






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