The United States ranks second in the world in carbon emissions and fourth in greenhouse gas emissions related to diet. Moreover, malnutrition (both obesity and undernutrition) and climate change can be described as a global syndemic — three pandemics that affect most people worldwide — because of their interactions, adverse effects on each other, and common underlying factors they have on social and economic health.

This talk will explore the impact of climate change on food access and nutrition and will discuss individual and policy-focused recommendations to address these intersecting threats to public health.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN
Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN

Attend the Free Event on Zoom:

This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

Have Questions About the Topic? Please submit questions you may have before the program here, so that the speaker may address them during the session.

About the Series: The Climate Change and Health Series is a collaboration among the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, the Mass General Center for the Environment and Health, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.