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The Nourish speakers represent diverse perspectives from the frontlines of food, sustainability, health care, and social change.

 

Nadine Burke

Nadine Burke, MD

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Dr. Nadine Burke is the founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Youth Wellness. The Center integrates medical, mental health, holistic, and social services for an evidence-based approach to improving the health and well-being of urban children and youth. Her focus is serving communities where issues of poverty and race present challenges to conventional healthcare and education. She also maintains her clinical practice at the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco. Visit http://nadineburke.com.
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz is an accomplished actress who has appeared in films like The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York. For her work, she has received four Golden Globe nominations. She was the host and narrator of Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability, a companion to Nourish: Food + Community, and was host of the MTV green travel show Trippin’. A passionate spokesperson for environmental issues, she is a member of the Environmental Media Association and the Pangea Day advisory board.
Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé

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Anna Lappé is a national best-selling author, widely respected for her work on food and sustainability. She is the author of Diet for a Hot Planet; co-author of Hope’s Edge, with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé; and co-author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, with Bryant Terry. She appeared in the documentary film What’s on Your Plate? A founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, Lappé has been named one of Time’s “Eco” Who’s Who, and has been featured in the New York Times and other national publications. Visit www.smallplanet.org.
Ian Marvy

Ian Marvy

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Ian Marvy is co-founder and executive director of Added Value, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable development in south Brooklyn by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. A graduate of Hampshire College, he has been organizing youth in postindustrial cities and towns for over a decade. Prior to founding Added Value, he designed and implemented innovative service learning programs for first-time juvenile offenders and non-incarcerated juvenile felons. He has also been honored with a Petra Foundation Fellowship. Visit www.added-value.org.
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

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Jamie Oliver is a chef, television personality, best-selling author, and advocate for healthy school lunch. His television programs include the Emmy-winning Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Naked Chef, Jamie’s School Dinners, Jamie at Home, and Jamie’s Ministry of Food. He is the author of Jamie’s Food Revolution, Jamie at Home, and other cookbooks. In 2002, Oliver created the Fifteen Foundation to train young adults from disadvantaged background to work in the restaurant business. In 2005, he initiated the Feed Me Better campaign to move British schoolchildren towards eating healthy foods. Visit www.jamieoliver.com.
Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan is the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, winner of the James Beard Award; Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times. His newest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, explores the fundamental principles of cooking. Pollan is also the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World; A Place of My Own; and Second Nature. He has appeared in Food Inc., King Corn, and a number of other documentary films. Pollan currently serves as the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit www.michaelpollan.com.
Anim Steel

Anim Steel

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Anim Steel is the Director of National Programs at the Food Project in Boston. The Food Project employs teenagers from diverse backgrounds and grows over 250,000 pounds of produce. He is also co-founder of the Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to commit colleges to purchasing fair, local, sustainable food. A recent Echoing Green fellowship recipient, Steel holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Astrophysics and History from Williams College. Visit www.thefoodproject.org and www.realfoodchallenge.org.
Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry

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Bryant Terry is an eco-chef, food justice activist, and author of The Inspired Vegan, Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. For more than a decade he has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. With Anna Lappé, Terry co-authored Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, and appeared in the documentary film What’s on Your Plate? Visit www.bryant-terry.com.
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

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Nigel Walker is founder and owner of Eatwell Farm, a 105-acre certified organic farm with a thriving CSA program in the Sacramento Valley in northern California. Born in England, he studied at Writtle Agricultural College in Essex and fulfilled his coursework at an organic farm in Kent. He moved to California in 1992, where he worked at Terra Firma Farm before starting Eatwell in 1998. Visit www.eatwell.com.
Alice Waters

Alice Waters

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Alice Waters is a chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse restaurant and a passionate advocate for a food economy that is “good, clean, and fair.” In 1996, she founded the Chez Panisse Foundation to support educational programs that use food to nurture, educate, and empower youth. She created the Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School, comprised of a one-acre garden, an adjacent kitchen-classroom, and an “eco-gastronomic” curriculum. She is also the author of In the Green Kitchen, The Art of Simple Food, and other popular cookbooks. She has appeared in Dirt! The Movie and Two Angry Moms, among other documentaries. Visit www.edibleschoolyard.org.

 

 

 

   
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