Why did I eat that?

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Contributor: Susan Perri, Marketing and Communications Specialist at United Way Fox Cities
How would you characterize your relationship with food? My current status: “it’s complicated.” I want to eat healthy. I have access to healthy food. But, I also give into temptations too often.

No matter how you feel about food, you are invited to Wake Up with Weight of the Fox Valley from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on August 18, 2017. The free breakfast event will feature keynote speaker Melissa G. Bublitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Dr. Bublitz’s presentation, “Why did I eat that? Changing our relationship with food,” will examine research on the variety and complexity of influences that drive what we eat. Her work leverages marketing science to empower consumers and organizations to make choices that advance the well-being of individuals and communities. Dr. Bublitz will shed light on how consumers can be intentional about their food choices and use the power of good eating habits to develop a healthy and positive relationship with food. Register to attend.

I am excited to hear Dr. Bublitz to better understand the outside factors that influence my shopping and eating habits. Knowledge is power. Armed with new knowledge about why I eat what I eat, hopefully my love/hate relationship with food will become less complicated.

United Way Fox Cities and Oshkosh Area United Way are providing direction and support for Weight of the Fox Valley as the initiative brings people together to create a healthy community.