This is such a great time to be at the intersection of food and health. There are so many exciting initiatives and creative solutions to improve the food world around us. Many educational and skill-based programs are being developed to inspire sustainable, affordable and impactful lifestyle changes.

The popularity of cooking and eating well has surged in recent years. There is more demand for organic, local, nutritious food choices in our markets and our restaurants. Farmers, chefs, physicians, educators, policy-makers – anyone – can play a role in bettering the food environment and the health of our children. There are so many great ways to get involved. Check out the resources and conferences below.

Lifestyle Medicine 2016

Annual Conference by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Their tagline says it well: “Educating, equipping, and empowering individuals with the information and resources they need to protect their health and fight disease.” Their meetings are always educational and inspiring. And the plant-based food is absolutely delicious!

October 23-26, 2016 at the Naples Grande Resort in Naples Florida   Learn More

Active Lives, Transforming Our Patients and Ourselves

Presented by Harvard Medical School, this world-class conference is held twice per year. This year they are adding a day to address pediatric issues. Join me there in December.

Dec 9-10, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston Massachusetts   Learn More

Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

A fantastic collection of physicians, health professionals and food lovers at the historic Napa Valley campus of the Culinary Institute of America. You’ll be treated to great lectures, culinary demonstrations, and hands-on culinary workshops taught by the country’s leading chefs.

February 9-12, 2017 at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa Valley, California   Learn More & Register

I highly recommend that culinary professionals become a member of the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Both organizations have great resources and fantastic meetings.

If you know of any programs, lectures, or workshops that are of interest, please feel free to contact me.