Documentary Night: The Perfect Human Diet

Wednesday, February 05, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

Are there diets that really work? Do we have any sound evidence for effectiveness of our dietary choices? What types of evidence are there? CJ Hunt, the documentary producer and host, leads us through his quest for The Perfect Human Diet, examining evidence from fields of archaeological science, paleo- and forensic anthropology, nutrition and metabolism, bimolecular archaeology, and the emerging field of human dietary evolution. The documentary evolved from Mr. Hunt’s true-life story, beginning in 1978 when paramedics brought him back to life at the age of 24, after suffering a full cardiac arrest while jogging. This incident evoked an intense passion to find out how we can all achieve longer, healthier and happier lives, and to share that information with others. Mr. Hunt has over twenty years in broadcasting, voiceovers, television, live events and is the author of two books on diet and health, with a third book based on the film in-process.  

After the documentary show, join us for the Q & A with CJ Hunt himself, and our local experts in health and nutrition.  


In the 2013-14 Food For Thought: What Should We Eat? series of lectures and events, the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology will explore the issues of ethics and values that arise in the fields of consumption and production of food. With the help of our speakers, we will examine how economic, political and cultural values and ethics should shape our decisions about what to eat and how to get it.  


For more information on the lecture series visit the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology website.


Cinematheque Series

Cosponsored by Meteor Theater, each evening features a different independent film followed by a short question and answer session with members of the industry. 


For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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