2014 James Beard Foundation Food Conference

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Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?

October 27-28, NYC and tune in via Livestream

For decades, a growing evidence points to food as the key to improving the health of our bodies, as well as the health of our communities and our environment. Our food choices are informed—consciously or not—by policy, society, economics, marketing and, of course, personal preference. Increasingly, food is being touted as a method of prevention, as well as a prescription for better health.

The James Beard Foundation Food Conference will convene a diverse group of thought leaders to examine the way food supports and encourages, or confuses and fails us, individually and as a society, to be healthy.

Our speakers and provocateurs will include leaders in agricultural technology, nutrition science, processing, manufacturing, policy and public health. They will challenge and widen our perspectives and offer solutions to improving the impact food has on our health. You’ll never think the same way about what you eat again.

Speakers and Panelists Include:

  • Mark Bittman, Author and Columnist, The New York Times
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair, Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania, Former Senior Health Policy Advisor on Health Care for The White House
  • Toni Griffin, Founder, Urban Planning for the American City
  • Dr. Tim Harlan, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Tulane University
  • Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, the White House
  • Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University
  • Michael Pollan, Writer/Journalist and Professor, University of California, Berkley

A full agenda and more information is available by visiting the JBF Food Conference website.


Watch the archived footage of all the speakers and panelists from the 2014 JBF Food Conference.