Food and Health Panel Discussion
A Talk by Yolanda Busbee Methvin, Lisanne du Plessis, Thandi Puoane and Beatrice Rabkin
Prosperity Food Co., "Bee There. Do That." Podcast,
Human Nutrition, Stellenbosch University,
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape and
About this talk
A live panel discussion moderated by Yolanda Busbee, building on the talks by Monwabisi Dyantyi, Lisanne Du Plessis, Zandile Mchiza, Thandi Puoane and Beatrice Rabkin. The panel discussion will focus on common issues across the Food and Health theme, and how the topics indicate similar or divergent risks, opportunities and needs. We encourage viewers to ask questions for Yolanda to put to the experts, as well as to discusss with others tuned in, in the live chat. This set of themed panel discussions will be recorded for viewing by those who could not join the livestream.
Themes covered by this talk
Yolanda Busbee Methvin
Yolanda is Founder and CEO of Prosperity Food Company and LithaFlora African Botanicals & Sourcing. She is also the host for the podcast "Bee There. Do That". Yolanda’s interests are social innovation, new physics, cultural diversity, transformational leadership, digital technology, indigenous foods and their wisdom system complements.
Lisanne du Plessis
Lisanne du Plessis is an Associate Professor in Community Nutrition in the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. Her field of experience and research focus is in Public Health Nutrition with a special interest in the environment that affects Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN).
Thandi Puoane is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape. Her research areas include nutrition, obesity and risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, including consumer behaviors to respond to the food environment.
Beatrice Rabkin has a BSc in Nutritional Medicine and Dip Pharmacy and is a Fertility Awareness and Reproductive Health Educator. She is passionate about promoting the eating of real, uncontaminated, whole and nutritionally dense foods.