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• Erasing world hunger and ensuring the health of our environment is a challenge that will take creative solutions to solve. In these 10 episodes of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” experts discuss how they’re rethinking nutrition for our modern world.
• What partnerships and policy changes offer the biggest opportunities for impact when it comes to global nutrition?
Eating a better diet has been linked with lower levels of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. But unfortunately 821 million people—about 1 in 9 worldwide—face hunger, and roughly 2 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, according to the U.N. World Health Organization. In addition, food insecurity is associated with even higher health care costs in the United States, particularly among older people. To help direct worldwide focus toward solving these issues, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals call for the elimination of hunger, food insecurity, and undernutrition by 2030.
In these 10 episodes of the “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” podcast, expert guests discuss how they’re working to connect people with nutritious food, take aim at common misconceptions about health and diet, and prove that food really can be the best medicine.
- Dr. David Katz, founder and Director of the True Health Initiative (THI). The idea that experts can’t agree on health advice is a myth, says David Katz. In fact, his 400-expert-strong True Health Initiative is united in their call for a simple diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and water, which is the key not only to boosting your personal health and reducing your risk for disease but also lessening your impact on the environment. “We want to make common sense about diet common because it is shockingly uncommon at the moment,” Katz says.
- Dr. Robert Graham, board-certified physician and founder of FRESH Med NYC. For Robert Graham, health is more than taking a pill when you feel sick. Instead, the roots of health are individualized and come down to five factors: food, relaxation, exercise, sleep, and happiness. His integrative health practice, FRESH Med NYC, aims to use traditional wellness methods that are science-based and proven safe and effective. “I realized there had to be some new model of healthcare that honors the ancient wisdom or traditional medicine approach and incorporated, safely and effectively, into the conventional medical model,” Graham says.
Read the full article on health and nutrition discussions by Danielle Nierenberg at Food Tank.