Food is Medicine National Summit: Transforming Health Care [VIDEO]
April 28, 2023

About the Summit

On April 26th & 27th, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute at Tufts University, supported by Kaiser Permanente, Bia-Echo Foundation, the HAND Foundation, Seeding the Future, and The Rockefeller Foundation, hosted the Food Is Medicine (FIM) National Summit. The Summit brought together approximately 225 healthcare system leaders, providers, investors, policy makers, and patients with lived experience and featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and conversations centered around reimbursable, food-based, health interventions. Proceedings from the event are anticipated to be published later this year.

Watch: The Food is Medicine National Summit, Day 1

18:37 – Welcome to Summit and Introductory Remarks: Overview of Food is Medicine and the National
Strategy, Ronit Ridberg, Christina Economos, Dariush Mozaffarian, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University

39:09 – Keynote 1: “Advancements and Opportunities in Food is Medicine, examples from Kaiser Permanente”, Bechara Choucair, Kaiser Permanente

54:50 – Panel 1: “Biggest Challenges in Realizing Health Care Transformation,” Christine Going, Department of Veterans Affairs; Daphne Miller, Lifelong Family Medicine Residency Program; Shantanu Agrawal, Elevance Health; Moderator Josh Trautwein, About Fresh

1:36:00 – Keynote 2: “How the FDA views and may help catalyze the role of food as medicine,” Commissioner Robert Califf, US Food and Drug Administration

2:06:10 – Keynote 3: The National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Action,” Admiral Rachel Levine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:20:10 – Panel 2: “Voices from the Field,” Video: Gloria Lopez, Adelante Mujeres. Alexandra Covington, Open Hand Atlanta; Martin Richards, Community Farm Alliance; Steven Chen, Recipe4Health; Concetta Paul, Massachusetts Food is Medicine Advisory Board; Moderator Pascale Jean, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

3:23:00 – Jean Mayer Awards Ceremony