Food Conference

Health/Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?
October 27 & 28, 2014
Convene Conference Center, 730 Third Ave., NYC

For decades, a growing body of 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 choice. Increasingly, food is being touted as a method of prevention, and a prescription for better health.
 
The James Beard Annual Food Conference will convene a diverse group of thought leaders to examine the way food – all along the supply chain – 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.
 

The 2013 JBF Food Conference, The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change, took place on October 21 and 22, 2013. Miss anything? Watch archived panels and talks here

 

“The James Beard Foundation Food Conference was a catalyst for realizing the necessity to capitalize on intelligent, committed entrepreneurs in the food system by formally creating a venture fund to meet the growing needs of this good food sector.” 

—Jason Ingle, Founder, Closed Loop Capital and Greener Partners


As America’s fascination with food grows, the issues that surround our food system have taken on tremendous national importance. Recognizing our unique role in celebrating, nurturing, and honoring America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire, the James Beard Foundation has inaugurated two important events: the annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.


For more information, please contact foodconference@jamesbeard.org.