Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Full Title: 
Fast Food and Nutritional Perceptions in the Age of “Globesity:" Perspectives from the Provincial Philippines
Matejowsky, Ty
Wednesday, 3 March 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
717 W. Smith Street
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United States

Dr. Ty Matejowsky examines prevailing fast food consumption patterns and nutritional perceptions in the contemporary Philippines. Survey data from a 2005 consumer survey, completed by over 160 participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, provides revealing insights into how this style of cuisine is now conceptualized and used locally. Survey findings establish a basis from which general conclusions about fast-food’s growing impact on healthways in moderate- and low-income countries can be drawn.

Dr Matejowsky is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor at UCF, and his interests lie in economic anthropology, globalization, and culture change.

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Solar System 7 July, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
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