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JBF Presents Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

August 05, 2014


On October 27 and 28, the James Beard Foundation will host the fifth annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference at the Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) in New York City. 

This year’s theme, Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?, will bring together thought leaders in agricultural technology, nutrition science, processing, manufacturing, policy, and public health to take a hard look at health and food, and what is and is not working to address the health impacts of the modern American diet. ​

The JBF Food Conference will also include the fourth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, held at Hearst Tower and co-hosted by Good Housekeeping with support from the GRACE Communications Foundation. James Beard Award Winner Mary Sue Milliken will emcee the dinner and ceremony, honoring this year's five recipients: Mark Bittman, Ben Burkett, Navina Khanna, Michael Pollan and Karen Washington, all of whom will also be participating in the conference. For more information and to register, visit

Founding support for this year’s JBF Food Conference was provided by GRACE Communications Foundation and Edens, with additional support provided by Bon Appétit Management Company, Karp Resources, Tabasco®, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Good Housekeeping and Natural Gourmet Institute.

Read the full press release here.