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Food Security and the Mediterranean Diet Topic of Lecture at Creighton

If you have ever wondered whether the hours you spend in the kitchen are worth it…or wonder how much food is wasted every day in the United States, or is your passion cooking?

An upcoming presentation by Patrizia La Trecchia, Ph.D., titled “Food Security for a Rapidly Growing Planet and the Mediterranean Diet” 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium, will address those very questions. The lecture is free and open to the public.

La Trecchia will talk about the about the importance of the Mediterranean diet in “Food Studies,” the role of food in cinema and literature, and the connection between the food you eat and your cultural identity. She is an associate professor at the University of South Florida and is a scholar in Italian and European film, and cultural studies. She is an associate researcher at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and is a member of the UN Habitat Food Security Hub.

She was selected to deliver a TED talk, "A War on Food Waste: Italian Food Culture and the Mediterranean Diet," at the first TEDxUSF Conference, University of South Florida last February. 

The lecture is sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities. Contact Maria Teresa Maenza, Ph.D. at (402) 280-2759 for additional information.