Food Conference

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

The relationship between food and well-being is complex and ever changing. What we eat not only affects the state of our bodies, but also the condition of our communities, environment, and society at large. Food and health related issues such as obesity, childhood nutrition, food processing, intensified agriculture, medical research, and personal choice occupy a prime spot on America’s political agenda. This year's James Beard Foundation Food Conference will explore the power food has—and doesn’t have—to make us better.

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.

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