Pseudoscience and Nutrition

Pseudoscience and Nutrition

Average length
60 min
Interactive tasks
15 min

Session Overview

Are superfoods real? Is intermittent fasting healthy? Should we eat more eggs? Is milk a healthy drink? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Why is there so much confusion about which foods are healthy? Does the science about what is healthy really change every year? Liesbeth separates facts from fiction in the confusing world of nutrition and shows you how misinformation and pseudoscience can spread. Join Liesbeth in this session and find out if we should blame scientists, the media, or influencers and learn what you can do to live healthier. 

Your speaker

Liesbeth Smit

Liesbeth Smit is a nutrition scientist, science communicator, and author of the best-selling book “Eat Like an Expert”. You can find her debunking common nutrition myths and explaining science on TV and in magazines. After a career in nutrition science at Harvard School of Public Health and VU University Amsterdam, she founded her company “The Online Scientist” where she helps other scientists communicate their research to the public in a clear and exciting way.

Focusing on

  • Food pseudoscience

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