FoodNiche Changemakers

Dr. Julia Olayanju

Changemakers podcast share the stories and insights of visionaries tackling some of the biggest challenges facing our food system. These changemakers are innovators, scientists, advocates, policymakers, educators and many more, united by a common objective. Audience will get a chance to learn the problems that the are tackling, and the challenges and the triumphs. The goal is to inform, inspire & educate the next generation of changemakers . read less
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Perspectives on The Past, Present & The Future of Food and Health With Dr. Marion Nestle
5d ago
Perspectives on The Past, Present & The Future of Food and Health With Dr. Marion Nestle
Join us as we discuss the past, present and future of food and health innovation in the US with Dr. Marion Nestle About Dr. Marion Nestle Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She holds honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky and the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University (1968-1976) and the UCSF School of Medicine (1976-1986). From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health.  Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books, several of them prize-winning, most recently Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics (2022).  She has received many awards and honors, among them the 2023 Edinburgh Medal for contribution to science and society. For more information, see www.foodpolitics.com where she blogs almost daily. Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology.
Food, Weight Loss and Health With Rachael Hartley RD
05-04-2024
Food, Weight Loss and Health With Rachael Hartley RD
Join us as we discuss food and weight loss with registered dietitian Rachael Hartley. About Guest Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a Boston, MA-based nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and nationally recognized food and nutrition expert. In 2014, Rachael opened her group practice specializing in intuitive eating, disordered eating and eating disorders, women's health, and digestive disorders. She is passionate about supporting other dietitians in their non-diet work and has presented multiple times at national and local dietetics conferences, and works with dietitians individually through clinical supervision. Rachael is the author of Gentle Nutrition: A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating, and she also runs the popular food and wellness blog The Joy of Eating. Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology.
Understanding Regenerative Agriculture, Food, Soil and Health With Dr Daphne Miller
22-03-2024
Understanding Regenerative Agriculture, Food, Soil and Health With Dr Daphne Miller
Join us as we discuss with Dr. Miller on regenerative agriculture, the soil, traditional food, and health. About Guest She is a practicing family physician, science writer, Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, and Research Scientist at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Miller started the Health from the Soil Up Initiative at UC Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health to engage other health professionals in transforming our food system from the soil up. She is also Curriculum Director for Community and Integrative Medicine in the Lifelong Family Medicine Residency Program in Richmond, CA. Where she partners with Urban Tilth, a local farm, to teach doctors-in-training about the connections among food, soil, community, and health. Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology.
Understanding Food & Health - With Samantha Cassetty RD
08-03-2024
Understanding Food & Health - With Samantha Cassetty RD
In this episode, we will be debunking some myths and misconceptions about food and nutrition with dietitian Samantha Cassetty MS RD. About Guest Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, media personality, nutrition consultant, author, and regular columnist for TODAY.com. Her positive approach to balanced eating empowers clients and readers with smart strategies, approachable advice, and food and lifestyle solutions that make it easier to eat and live more healthfully. Samantha previously served as the nutrition director for Good Housekeeping and nutrition correspondent for Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping on the Cooking Channel. She’s the co-author of Sugar Shock, and a contributor to the New York Times bestseller 7 Years Younger and the follow-up 7 Years Younger: The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet. She is regularly featured in top-tier media, including Shape, Real Simple, and Well + Good, and has appeared on Dr. Oz, TODAY Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and numerous other local and national shows. Samantha also serves as a consultant to like-minded brands and commodity boards, helping to create effective messaging, developing brand-defining product guidelines, and acting as a spokesperson in the media. You can learn more about her on www.samanthacassetty.com Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here or on her website here
Diet Quality and Quality of Life With Dr. David Katz
24-02-2024
Diet Quality and Quality of Life With Dr. David Katz
Join us on this episode as we discuss the different intricacies of food and health especially different ways to support people to know more about food and their health. Ultimately making it easier for people to eat well, live well, and improve health outcomes in our community. Our special guest today is Dr. David Katz. About Guest David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Lifestyle Medicine, with particular expertise in nutrition. He earned his BA at Dartmouth College (1984); his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training and board certification in Internal Medicine (1991) and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (1993). Katz is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (1998-2019) where he secured and managed roughly $40M in research funding; Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative; and Founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc, acquired in 2023 by Tangelo, an award-winning food-as-medicine company, where he now serves as Chief Medical Officer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine; the American College of Physicians; the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and Morse College, Yale University.  The recipient of numerous awards for teaching, writing, and contributions to public health, Katz was a 2019 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in health journalism, has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has received three honorary doctorates.  He is a 2023 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Doctors’ World Gala. Katz has an extensive media portfolio, having served as a nutrition columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine; an on-air contributor for ABC News/Good Morning America; and with appearances on most major news programs and contributions to most major magazines and leading newspapers, including OpEds in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology. You can connect with her on ⁠LinkedIn⁠ here or on her website
Optimizing Health Through Food With Dr. Michael Fenster
05-02-2024
Optimizing Health Through Food With Dr. Michael Fenster
In this episode, we dive into different approaches to optimizing health through nutrition with board-certified interventional cardiologist and professional chef Dr. Michael Fenster. Michael S. Fenster, MD, FACC, FRSM, FSCA&I, MIANE, PEMBA, member FIDES, known to friends and fans simply as “Chef Dr. Mike,” is one of the world’s only board-certified interventional cardiologist and professional chef. He holds cross-faculty appointments at The University of Montana (College of Health and UM Medicine, School of Public Health, and Missoula College Culinary Arts Program). He currently teaches one of the country’s leading courses on Culinary Medicine at The University of Montana. In addition to his clinical practice, he has a huge media footprint. He has had innumerable television appearances, including The Doctors and Fox National News, where he has served as a national contributor. He has hosted a national radio show, Code Delicious with Dr. Mike, featured on RadioMD, and a sponsored weekly podcast, Journeys into Quantum Food. He has done countless lectures, cooking demonstrations, and presentations, including keynote addresses for audiences as diverse as The American Heart Association and The American Culinary Federation. He currently writes a regular column for The Center for Food As Medicine.org and previously wrote a regular column for Psychology Today. He has done a TEDx talk on culinary Medicine (The Ordinary Meal) and hosted PBS’ House Calls with Chef Dr. Mike. He has authored several books, including The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It (Koehler Books, 2014), Ancient Eats: The Greeks and Vikings (Koehler Books, 2016) and Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food (Post Hill Press, June 2018). Most recently, he was selected by The World Health Organization as one of less than 200 physicians worldwide recognized as a provider of reliable medical healthcare information (FIDES). Chef Dr. Mike can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@RealChefDrMike), and at www.chefdrmike.com.  He can be reached at info@chefdrmike.com.   Currently Professor of Culinary Medicine at the University of Montana FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChefDrMike/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/realchefdrmike/?hl=en X: https://twitter.com/ChefDrMike   Sponsor: The podcast is made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that enhances the knowledge of food and health. Learn more on foodniche-ed.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodniche_ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodniche_ed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNicheEd/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/foodniche-education About Dr. Olayanju: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist and educator who advocates for enhanced nutrition education in schools and communities. She is the founder of FoodNiche-ED and FoodNiche where she and her team are driving a healthier future through programming, resources and technology. You can connect with her on ⁠LinkedIn⁠ here or on her website ⁠here⁠
Optimizing Health Through Nutrition With Dr. Deanna Minich
15-12-2023
Optimizing Health Through Nutrition With Dr. Deanna Minich
In this episode, we dive deep with a leading expert in the area of nutrition to discuss all things food & health. Here, people will learn to separate the myths from the fact and learn simple and practical steps to optimize their wellness through nutrition. DR. DEANNA MINICH is a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Human Nutrition and Medical Science, respectively, and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association and is President of the American College of Nutrition. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Visit her at: www.deannaminich.com You can connect with us on social media here: WEBSITES Foodniche: www.foodnicher.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodniche/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnicher/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/foodniche/ Resources Help your children understand the importance of food to health, download free activity sheets here: https://foodniche-ed.com/resourcesDo you work with a food brand or own one? Explore ways to promote your brand and expand your network here: https://foodnicher.com
Innovating The Future of Food & Beverage With Sweet Proteins With Oobli CEO- Ali Wing
05-10-2023
Innovating The Future of Food & Beverage With Sweet Proteins With Oobli CEO- Ali Wing
On this episode, we dive into food and beverage innovation leveraging sweet proteins. Oobli CEO Ali Wing takes us into their innovative products that derive sweetness from sweet protein. There are proteins that have been isolated and explored for their sweet taste, these are all plant products that are non-carbohydrate sweeteners. Studies show that these proteins stimulate the human taste receptors but their mechanism of action is not fully understood. Ali is currently the CEO and director of Oobli, Inc., a food technology company leveraging precision fermentation to disrupt sugar. Prior to Oobli, Ali served as the Chief Consumer Officer of Bright Health Group, EVP of Digital/Chief Brand Officer at Ascena Retail Group, Founder/CEO/ Chairwoman of Giggle, an EIR for a variety of venture-backed consumer software & technology companies & a Corporate Securities Attorney in the Silicon Valley. Ali holds a dual JD / MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Ali has completed Harvard Business School’s 2020/2021 Corporate Governance Certificate Program & was recognized among Women's Inc. Top 100 Corporate Board of Directors in 2019. To learn more about Oobli, visit here: oobli.com This podcast is made possible by FoodNiche: A mission-driven company driving innovation towards a healthier food system through educative programming and strategic partnerships. Learn more at FoodNicher.com
Changemaker Special Series: Shaping the Future of Food Innovation through Collaboration - FoodNiche Summit NYC
03-07-2023
Changemaker Special Series: Shaping the Future of Food Innovation through Collaboration - FoodNiche Summit NYC
On this episode, we will be sharing a panel conversation that took place at the FoodNiche Summit NYC on May 30th, 2023. Accelerating food innovation requires cross-sector collaboration. From technology companies providing insights to guide innovation to consumer goods companies leveraging consumer insights and R&D capabilities to develop innovative products, ongoing collaboration is crucial in driving healthier and sustainable food innovation. Our panelists will discuss how industry players (e.g. consumer goods producers, consumer insights companies, retailers and academic innovation labs) can effectively collaborate to accelerate food innovation.  Panelists will also discuss successful models of collaboration that are already in place, impediments to and opportunity areas for cross-sector collaboration to fast-track food innovation.   Speakers: Alon Chen, Chief Executive Officer,Tastewise  Kevin E. McCurdy, Global CPG Partner Segment Leader, Amazon Eric Beringause, Chief Executive Officer,Winland Foods Jonathan Deutsch, Professor & Director,Drexel Food Innovation Lab Deane Sullivan, Manager, Multicultural & Local,Stop & Shop Supermarkets’ Corporate Office Sponsorship: This podcast was made possible by FoodNiche-ED, a gamified platform that is empowering teachers to expand the science of food and health in schools (K-12). Visit here>>foodniche-ed.com Instagram: @foodniche-ed