12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sophie Egan is the director of Programs and Culinary Nutrition for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America. Based in San Francisco, Sophie is a contributor to The New York Times' Well blog, and has written about food and health for Time, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED and Sunset magazine, where she worked on "The Sunset Cookbook" and "The One-Block Feast" book. She holds a master of public health from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on health and social behavior, and a bachelor of arts with honors in history from Stanford University. In 2016, she was named one of the UC Global Food Initiative’s 30 Under 30.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Americans’ food culture is constantly changing, and our eating habits are shaped by our values—mainly work, freedom and progress. In "Devoured," Sophie Egan explores not only how we think and feel about food, but also why we think and feel that way. What and how we eat says a lot about who we are; our diets are a mirror for our mind-sets. From eating lunch at our desks to obsessing about gluten to being enthralled by “stunt foods,” our habits range from devil-may-care to militant evangelism, and they offer insight into our lifestyles of overwork and compulsive individualism.