Nobel Dialogue

Dr. Dewey Participates in the 2019 Nobel Prize Dialogue in Berlin, Germany

On November 8th, Dr. Kathryn Dewey participated in the Nobel Prize Dialogue Towards Health: Equality, Responsibility and Research. The 2019 event, held in Berlin Germany, aimed to stimulate discussion on a topical science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading scientists, key opinion leaders, policy makers, different interest groups and the general public, online as well as on-site.

Kay DeweyIn her first panel, The Role of Diet, Dr. Dewey and Dr. Suzanne Devkota discussed changes in dietary trends, food allergies, interpretation of popular diet trends, implications of  increases in plant-based diets, nutriceuticals, nutrition through the lifespan.  

In her second panel, How Can We Reduce Health Inequalities? Dr. Dewey spoke with Nicola Bedlington and Sir Michael Marmot about ways nutrition and malnutrition effects a child’s life course, how inequality begins in utero and nutrition interventions are crucial during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, and the need for country programs to provide affordable and accessible healthy diet choices to tackle undernutrition and overnutrition in low-income households while more research is needed to examine food systems.

These 20-minute panel discussions were recorded and links to the YouTube videos are provided above.

For more information about the 2019 Nobel Prize Dialogue and the full video, visit



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