This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.
This is a special show as not only do we have Pixie Turner talking for us, we will also be hosting The Ockham Awards on behalf of The Skeptic.
The Ockham Awards
Michael Marshall will be hosting the Ockham Awards ceremony, find out who will win the coveted Award for Skeptical Activism and The Rusty Razor, awarded to an individual or organisation who has been the most prominent promoter of unscientific ideas in the last 12 months.
How Social Media Has Shaped The Way We Eat – Pixie Turner
Social media is a major part of modern life. Most of us can’t imagine not using it, and it’s unrealistic to assume that’s even possible. We are only just beginning to understand the influence these platforms have over our decisions around food and health, with many of these processes happening without our even being fully aware.
But maybe we should be aware.
From influencers deciding what the foods we buy to government policy, via food shaming and comparison envy, activism and extremism, the role social media plays is now undeniable. In her latest book ‘The Insta-Food Diet’, nutritionist Pixie Turner looks at the various ways social media has affected our food choices, our restaurants, and our food policy. She aims to arm readers with knowledge and tactics, so they can take back control and make social media work for them
Pixie Turner is a registered nutritionist (RNutr), trainee psychotherapist and science communicator. Alongside her degrees in biochemistry and nutrition, she also has over 130,000 followers on her ‘Pixie Nutrition’ social media accounts. Pixie has been featured as a nutrition expert on BBC, Sky and Channel 5, and divides her time between her clinic, social media, teaching, hosting her podcast, public speaking, and looking after her growing collection of houseplants. She has written several books, with the most recent, The Insta-Food Diet, looking at the way in which social media has shaped the way we eat.
This event is being run by Skeptics in the Pub Online, a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focussing on science, reason, and critical thinking.