Journal Club 5: Barriers to Eating Traditional Foods Vary by Age Group in Ecuador With Biodiversity Loss as a Key Issue

Recorded on 3/25/2019

About the Webinar

This presentation is about eating behavior of indigenous people towards the conservation of natural resources. Being that Ecuador is a mega diverse country, it has a high food biodiversity and many cultures who consume it. Deforestation is, however, perceived as a big barrier for dietary diversity as natural resources, together with several food species, are disappearing. Our study documented the calls to action to overcome the latter issue.

Related JNEB article. 

About the Presenter

Daniela Penafiel, PhD, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral
Dr. Penafiel is a food scientist devoted to the understanding of indigenous eating behavior aiming towards SDG2. She has a master's degree in Rural Development and Human Nutrition and a PhD in BioScience Engineering. Currently, she has worked with amazon, coastal and Andes communities in Ecuador. As a future plan, she wants to document eating issues in the Galápagos Islands.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Agricultural Production and Food Systems
Basic Food and Nutrition Knowledge

CDR Performance Indicators
12.1.1, 12.2.6, 12.3.2

CDR Learning Need Codes
4070, 6050, 7080