The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center will host its inaugural “Food as Medicine Summit — Bringing Everyone to the Table,” on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. The sold-out event will bring thirty-five experts to East Harlem in New York City to discuss how food can be used to heal.
The Food as Medicine Summit will explore the greater topic of food as medicine via panel sessions that highlight specific disease areas such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Additional panels will discuss how to incorporate wellness and healthy foods into treatment in communities afflicted by poverty and examine the benefits of a plant-based diet. Cooking demonstrations will be given during breaks and at lunch by God’s Love We Deliver, Euphebe, Epicured, and Wellness in the Schools.
It is often said that food is the problem in the fight to combat chronic diseases; therefore food must also be the solution. “The responsibility for a healthier future lies with no one person, group or government but rather all of us,” says Dr. Robert Graham, Co Founder FRESH Med NYC and one of the keynote speakers at the summit. To see measurable change in disease, everyone must be engaged–farmers, chefs, doctors, nutritionists, policy, community, media, and patients.
The event, co-sponsored by Hunter College Nutrition, Hunter College Nutrition Club, Dig Inn, FRESH Med NYC, Greenmarket/GrowNYC, and Epicured among others will be broadcast live (Click here to view the livestream) and also made available on the Hunter College NYC Food Policy YouTube channel following the event.