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Food and Health from the Ground Up

This event is the latest in our member-led forums’ Art and Science of Well-Being series. 

What's in our food and how it's grown has a profound impact on the health of our communities. Schools and hospitals are an increasingly critical intervention point for food access and long-term food systems shifts. Food and health issues are set against a seemingly paradoxical backdrop: One in eight Californians face hunger because of distribution and incentive problems. At the same time, one in four Californians suffer from diet-related diseases, directly related to social inequality, poverty and food availability. Learn more from California leaders who are improving lives and working to ensure the success of ecological farming through the food reaches the forks of families. 

MLF Organizer
Cathy Curtis

MLF: Food Matters

August 29, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Vince Caguin
Director of Nutrition Services and Warehousing, Natomas School District
Paula Daniels
Founder, Center for Good Food Purchasing
Daphne Miller, M.D.
Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco; Author, Farmacology
Tracey Patterson
Director of Engagement and Strategy, California Food Policy Advocate
Hope Sippola
Farmer and Owner, Fiery Ginger Farm
Ben Thomas
Farm to Market Director, Community Alliance with Family Farmers

5:30 p.m. check-in
6 p.m. program