Videos: Health & Nutrition

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  • #GimmeFive – Debra Eschmeyer

    TEDxManhattan

    Debra Eschmeyer, head of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and nutrition advisor to the White House, updates us on the Let’s Move program and discusses the #GimmeFive campaign developed to celebrate Let’s Move’s five year anniversary.  And she does some pretty mean push ups too!

  • Fare Wellness: Back to Our Roots – Robert Graham

    TEDxManhattan

    Dr. Robert Graham not only helps doctors learn about food, nutrition and cooking, he is a firm believer in food as medicine.  Find out how he’s changing food in hospitals.

  • Marketing Environmental HipHop and Culinary Wellness – Alkemia Earth

    TEDxManhattan

    Vegan rapper DJ Cavem and wife and DJ Alkemia Earth perform and talk about healthy food.

  • Are Insects the Future of Food? – Megan Miller

    TEDxManhattan

    Imagine your favorite baked goods, except made with cricket flour. If the idea of eating insects doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to reconsider – not only are they packed with nutrition, they’re being served at the world’s best restaurants, and perhaps most importantly, taking advantage of this untapped resource could help us avert […]

  • How To Think About Food – Annemarie Colbin

    TEDxManhattan

    Annemarie Colbin discusses what led her to her basic theory of nutrition—starting with her experience living in Argentina with her family as a child and following a vegetarian diet to exploring a macrobiotic diet as a young adult and eventually to pursuing her PhD. To read more about this speaker, click here. 

  • Marketing Food to Children – Anna Lappé

    TEDxManhattan

    Anna Lappé took the TEDxManhattan stage to take on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food to children and teens, and asked the food industry to leave the parenting to the parents. Click here for Anna’s full bio. 

  • Community Health Impacts of Factory Farms – Steve Wing

    TEDxManhattan

    In just the past century, livestock production has shifted from pasture based farms to factory operations. This overcrowding of livestock for meat production isn’t just inhumane for the animals, but also pollutes the air and water for people living nearby. Steve Wing talks about the impact of factory farms on the environment and the people.

  • Food Physics – Bill Yosses

    TEDxManhattan

    Bill Yosses was the executive pastry chef at the White House. Bill advocates for indulging in dessert with good ingredients but not let our desires run wild with our health. He talks about the need to engage young people through science and active lifestyles.

  • TEDxManhattan 2011 Fellow – Stefani Bardin

    TEDxManhattan

    Artist Stefani Bardin, TEDxManhattan 2011 Fellow, shows us her latest project – using a “smartpill” to reveal how we digest differently processed foods.

  • Why We Eat the Way We Eat – Scott Kahan

    TEDxManhattan

    Dr. Scott Kahan is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in their School of Public Health. He explains how our current food system predisposes us to eating unhealthy food.

  • Angiogenesis Foundation: 2010 TEDTalk Update – William Li

    TEDxManhattan

    An update from Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation. Since his February 2010 TED Talk about fighting cancer by eating healthy, Dr. Li has been studying exactly which foods help most.