Food Day 2014: The Nourished Community: The Nutritional Wisdom of Traditional Diets @CentralCMR

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Jessica Prentice
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm-2:00pm (ended)

Celebrate Food Day 2014 at the Berkeley Public Library!  Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.  Join us for this lunchtime lecture and discussion with Jessica Prentice.

How did human communities nourish themselves before the advent of industrialization, globalization, and modern science? Come learn about the fascinating journey and research of an American dentist who, in the early part of the 20th Century, traveled the globe in search of healthy thriving communities of people still following their ancestral diets. What did he learn, and why is it still so relevant for us today?


Jessica Prentice, cofounder of Three Stone Hearth Community Supported Kitchen in Berkeley, has been studying traditional diets for over a decade. She is the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection, a co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, and coined the word "locavore" in 2005.

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