JBF Education

Watch archived footage from our 2014 JBF Food Conference: Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?  

Enlightened Eaters

The James Beard Foundation, in partnership with Natural Gourmet Institute and Slow Food NYC, invites you to Enlightened Eaters.

Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues. 
To RSVP, visit or call 212.627.2308. There is no charge to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Natural Gourmet Institute.​

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the leader in health-supportive culinary education. Natural Gourmet Institute’s programs include: a licensed and accredited Chef’s Training Program, intensives, hands-on instruction, demonstrations and lectures for the healthy cooking enthusiast, Certificate Programs that examine in-depth sustainable food topics and a weekly 3-course Friday Night Dinner.

About Slow Food NYC
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food NYC is entirely organized and run by volunteers, drawing talent, expertise, and ambition from our members and friends around the city. We work to create a food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice—in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. To learn more or get involved, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.




Upcoming Enlightened Eaters Events:


Wednesday, 01.21.15
7:00 P.M.
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 W. 21st Street, #2
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Stefanie Sacks

What the Fork Are You Eating?

With grocery store aisles overflowing with products claiming to be “low-fat,” “gluten-free,” or “natural,” it can seem almost impossible to know what’s actually good for you. That’s where certified chef and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks comes in with her new book, What the Fork Are You Eating?, a straightforward blueprint on how to shop for your health. Featuring an aisle-by-aisle breakdown and 50 original recipes, this practical guide helps readers choose health from cart to kitchen.

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