Join us for Change Food Eats – our weekly lunch with ground breakers, change makers and interesting people in the food, health, wellness and possibly spirituality spaces.
Barbara Sarbin is the Program Director of Something Good in the World, a nonprofit focused on nature, gardens, and farm-based learning for children, integrated with the arts. On this episode of Change Food Eats, Diane and Barbara speak about this type of learning with a focus on permaculture and agroforestry.
Sam Van Aken is an international artist, farmer and associate professor best known for his Tree of 40 Fruit installation, in which he grafted 40 stone fruit trees together into one singular tree. He is currently working on The Open Orchard project. Find out more about Sam’s work in this episode, along with health tips […]
Mary Swander is a poet laureate of Iowa and the founder of AgArts. Join Diane on this episode of Change Food Eats as she speaks with Mary about her work at the intersection of art and food. She is also author of the upcoming book The Maverick M.D. about food as medicine specialist Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez. […]
Annette Nielsen is the founder of Culinary Medicine NYC which offers a straight-forward way to understand how delicious and nutritious food and cooking relate to personal health and wellness, through classes, programs, and speaking engagements. On this episode of Change Food Eats, Diane and Annette have a conversation about health, food, and Annette’s work in […]
Jimmy Carbone is a NYC-based restaurateur, dedicated social entrepreneur, and event producer. He was the owner of Jimmy’s No. 43, an East Village bar and restaurant with a focus on unique beers and a greenmarket menu. Jimmy also co-founded The Good Beer Seal, which exists to identify bars offering an intriguing selection of craft beer […]
Sonja Trom Eayrs is a farmer’s daughter, rural advocate, anti-factory farm activist and attorney. Encircled by 11 swine factory farms in a 3-mile radius of the Trom family farm, Sonja and her family understand the damage that has been sustained to rural America by large multinational corporations. Sonja’s family members and other local citizens founded […]
Paul Willis is a 5th generation family farmer and founder of the Niman Ranch Pork Company. He has owned and operated the Willis Free Range Pig Farm in Iowa since 1975, but today he works hard to increase opportunities for traditional, sustainable and humane family farmers while representing the Niman Ranch brand. On this episode […]
Bhavani Jaroff is a Natural Foods Chef, Educator, Farm to School Coordinator, and Radio Host. She is the owner of iEat Green, LLC, a multi-faceted organization providing chef services, cooking classes and educational demos for families, schools, businesses, and libraries. She is currently the Farm to School Coordinator for Glen Cove City School District, bringing […]
Sanjay Rawal is a documentary film director whose upcoming film Gather is an intimate portrayal of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. His past film Food Chains follows a group of migrant tomato-pickers in Immokalee, Florida […]
Wen-Jay Ying is the founder and CEO of Local Roots NYC, a minority, female-owned, community-oriented business that combines grassroots energy, on-the-ground experience, and an obsession with soil health to build the local food utopia they envision – connecting New Yorkers with local family farmers and sustainable regional growers. Wen-Jay started the company at age 26 […]
Ebeth Johnson is a mindful eating coach and well-life mentor for women, and is the founder of Delicious Living with Ebeth and The Breastfeeding Chef. As a professional chef, plant-based nutritionist and media personality, Ebeth marries her love of food, cooking, wellness, and mindfulness to encourage and inspire women and their families to incorporate nourishing foods […]
Loren Cardeli is the founder and president of A Growing Culture, an organization that promotes ethical logical agriculture across the globe. In this episode, we talk about the social injustices of our food system rather than what society usually talks about which is the environmental/animal injustices in our food system. Both these topics are important, […]