Eating “healthy” looks a lot different than it did just six months ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the country and protests demanding racial justice shine a spotlight on the vast inequities in all parts of society—including our food system. Join us for a state of the union discussion with experts to talk about how this intense moment of change is affecting how we eat and why—and how that will play out in the months ahead.
For this W+G TALK, every dollar raised will be donated to HEAL Food Alliance, a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power to transform our food and farm systems.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Ebony Butler, PhD | Psychologist + Food Relationship Strategist
Ebony Butler, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and food relationship strategist who has made it her mission to help women of color heal and thrive in the areas of trauma and diet recovery. Dr. Butler takes great pride in guiding women to develop skills that increase their effectiveness in interpersonal interactions, including communication and asking for/getting what they want and need. Dr. Butler is specifically interested in issues that impact marginalized communities, including minority women and LGBT persons. Given the extensive amount of attention placed on body size and dieting in our society, Dr. Butler understands how these pressures can impact one’s relationship with food and their bodies. Thus, Dr. Butler is passionate about helping others recover from diet culture while also learning to shape their health in a more empowered manner.
Maya Feller, MS, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist + Nationally Recognized Nutrition Expert
Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, is a Brooklyn-based, nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist. In her practice, she provides medical nutrition therapy for the management and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases. Feller received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition at New York University, where she is adjunct faculty. Whether addressing the nation or working one on one, she believes in providing nutrition education from an anti-bias, patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach. Feller is dedicated to promoting nutrition education that helps the public to make informed food choices that support health and longevity. She shares her approachable, real food-based solutions to millions of people through regular speaking engagements, writing in local and national publications, via her social media account on Instagram, @mayafellerRD, and as a national nutrition expert on Good Morning America, Strahan, Sara & Keke, and more. She is the author of The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for a Healthy Life.
Navina Khanna | Director, HEAL Food Alliance
Navina Khanna has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems, and in 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she’s worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate, organizing across sectors and communities. Based in Oakland, California, Khanna serves on the Board of Richmond’s Urban Tilth, advises the Real Food Media Project, and organizes with #Asians4BlackLives. A first-generation South Asian American, Khanna’s worldview is shaped by growing up—and growing food—in India and the US.
Camilla Marcus is the chef and founder of west~bourne, the popular all-day, zero-waste restaurant in SoHo, Manhattan that operates with a unique, fully integrated philanthropic business model. Through a partnership with Robin Hood Foundation, 1 percent of every purchase made at the restaurant benefits The Door, an organization that supports local hospitality training for youth—from which west~bourne hires most of its team. Marcus is also a co-founder of Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants (ROAR), a group whose mission is to advocate for small restaurant businesses devastated by the effects of COVID-19, support restaurant workers suffering financial hardship, and help create a path to a sustainable future for the hospitality industry in New York. She is also a founding member of The Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of independent restaurants through national legislative action. Marcus trained in both business and law at the Wharton School and New York University, and earned a culinary degree from the International Culinary Center.
Jessie Van Amburg | Senior Food + Health Editor, Well+Good
Jessie is the senior food and health editor at Well+Good, where she focuses on providing expert-driven information on topics ranging from nutrition to mental and reproductive health. She has previously covered healthy living and women’s issues at Women’s Health, TIME, and Family Circle Magazine.
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