CUESA | Talk: Food as Medicine: Why We Are What We Eat

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Food as Medicine: Why We Are What We Eat

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Food is so much more than just fuel. What we eat influences our essential body functions, from digestive and cardiovascular systems to the regulation of sleep and mood. This panel of experts will bring the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, traditional diets, and whole foods nutrition to explore food’s role in promoting physical and emotional well-being. Rather than prescribing fad diets or one-size-fits-all solutions, these panelists will discuss the benefits of nutrient-dense and sustainably grown foods, eating with the seasons, and using common sense instead of counting calories. They’ll share inspiring stories and offer practical tips for creating eating habits that are nourishing for the body and soul.


Moderator: Saeeda Hafiz, yoga teacher, author of The Healing, and staff wellness program coordinator for the San Francisco Unified School District

The discussion will be followed by a reception with seasonal refreshments from the farmers market. 

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second floor of the Ferry Building, San Francisco

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CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »