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CraftFood podcast with Chef Michellee Fox – Chef Michellee speaks with Diane about food, the food movement and her work

The East Village Neighbors Community Fridge is up and running again after vandal strikes, EV Grieve

Not cool: East Village community refrigerator running again after vandal attack, amNY

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors: Community Fridges Strengthen Ties“, Christian Science Monitor

Change Food Founder: Everyone has the right to healthy food“, Get Forward

“Community Fridges: Today and Tomorrow” online event hosted by Change Food

WELL+GOOD Diane shares how community fridges can help mental health.

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley podcast


A Cool Holiday Story: Community Fridges (NBC New York)

Fridges Feeding the Hungry Weather Growing Pains with Creative Alliances (The City, Dec)

Cool Idea: Community fridges help feed the needy during the pandemic – (The Village Sun)

Tis the Season for Giving – Community Refrigerator Installed in the East Village (AM NY).

Thanksgiving at the East Village Community Fridge  – EV Grieve

A Visit to the East Village Community Fridge and Food Pantry – EV Grieve

Tedx Countdown – Food and Climate Change

Diane participated in a panel on The Politics of Food with Serenity Spaces.

East Village Neighbors Lend Helping Hand

Boma Momentum highlights Change Food as one of it’s 100+ global viewing parties.

East Village Neighbors Lend Helping Hands to Vision Urbana to assist local residents in need – EV Grieve

Panelist, “Rise of Urban Farming – The opportunity for sustainable and local production”, MIT Enterprise Forum & Food for Thought



Natfluence interview – career snapshot.


‘Bridging the Divide’ – Diane speaks with Organic Valley’s Theresa Marquez (Rootstock Radio, May) about the state of the food system, Change Food, and what’s riling her up these days.

Why “Going Blue” (Not Green) is the New Standard for Wellness Brands, Well + Good – Diane discusses the shift beyond being just green or sustainable.


Changing the Food System Starts With You – Spoon University article

Interview with Diane Hatz – New York City Food Policy Center, Hunter College

The Secret to Launching and Growing Successful Consumer and Retail Companies in Today’s Marketplace: Capturing the Consumer’s Preference for Sustainability and Sourcing Transparency, Columbia Business School

“The New Food Movement” – reprint of blog article in The American Association of Urban Farming’s iGrow publication, August

Seeds&Chips Conference – North American Food Systems Network. Change Food’s presence at the Italian conference

Put a Fork In It podcast – Interview with Diane

Food Innovation is Female at Seeds&Chips – Drinkpreneur

Change Food: New York  NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight
New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College


Disruptive Conversations, Episode 8 – Disrupting the Food System: A Conversation with Diane Hatz
Podcast interview with Keita Demming and Diane Hatz about food and food systems change.

These 3 Women are Changing the Future of Food Sustainability
The Daily Meal
Review of The Change Food Fest and the work of Diane Hatz, Erica Orange and Kim Huskey.

This is the TED Talks of the modern food movement
Well Good: Good Food
Food advocates have been working for 40 years to get people to understand organic and local, to eat healthier, and the impact of processed food. Last year, $5.7 billion were invested in food startups. People have woken up and want to know where their food is coming from.

How One Airline is Taking Local Food Into the Clouds
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Change Food Fest 2016, Reversing Bone Loss, and an Asian Spicy Kale Chip Recipe
Jill Blakeway’s Grow. Cook. Heal.
Jill and Diane talk about advances in food technology, the urban gardening movement and how to combat food wastage. All of that and more will be covered at the upcoming Change Food Fest in New York and Diane gives us a preview of the event.

Diane Dirt Interview

10 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs, From the Founder of TEDxManhattan

Interview & Photos by ALI FRANCIS

Diane believes nearly everything—climate change, education, health—can be traced back to food. “It’s the civil rights issue of the 21st Century,” she says. “If we want to stop wars, we need to feed people. And once they’re fed they can be educated, and once they’re educated they can help themselves. I know I’m being very idealistic, but I really believe that.”

Food Innovators by Food-X: Change Food Founder Diane Hatz
Diane Hatz is interviewed by Food-X’s podcast series Food Innovators about Change Food, the Change Food Fest, and her expertise in marketing surrounding food and farming.
iTunes: Listen via iTunes
Soundcloud: Part 1 / Part 2
Direct Download: Part 1 / Part 2

Ten questions with Diane Hatz, Founder and Executive Director of Change Food
Diane Hatz is interviewed by Food Tank in preparation for the 2016 Food Tank Summit in Washington, DC.

Women We Love: 27 Influential Women in Food and Agriculture
Diane Hatz is featured on Food Tank’s list of women making changes toward more sustainable food systems around the world.

Voice America Generation Regeneration Interview
Diane Hatz is interviewed by radio host Sandra Guy Malhotra about what is happening at Change Food as well as issues facing some current issues facing farming systems and food supply.


The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has launched “Mentor Minds” as part of their Innovation Program. It’s a series of more than 70 short interviews that, as the USA Pavilion says, “will inspire revolutionary perspectives through genuine contributions of extraordinary speakers.”  Diane Hatz was one of the individuals interviewed.

“Giving the Food Movement a Voice”
Interview with Diane Hatz on Food Tank’s site.

Diane Hatz

Diane Hatz addresses and audience

iEat Green radio interview with Diane Hatz along with a blog article about Change Food and Hatz’s work

Investing in Innovation: Women and Technologies
Diane was a speaker at the Aspen Forum at Expo Milano.  Hosted by the Aspen Institute Italia

Alimentazione, La Sfida del Nuovo Millennio
a cura di Alberto Michelinio
Diane wrote a short chapter in this book exploring art and food.  (In Italian)

Understanding, Learning, and Innovating: The Agriculture and Food Systems Sustainability Challenge
Diane was a participant in this Global Alliance for the Future of Food private meeting in Milan.

Council of Fashion Designers of America
Earth Day article about what one can do to help the planet.  Change Food and the Change Food Challenge mentioned.

W-Cubed (blog post)
W-Cubed featuring a Recap of Diane Hatz’ Interview with Voice of America
January 20, 2015
Voice America (Radio Interview)
Voice of America featuring a TEDxManhattan Preview with Diane Hatz 


The Aloha Way (blog post)
Diane Hatz on why You Don’t Have to Become a Vegetarian To Save the Planet

TEDxBrussels (blog post)
Interview with TEDxManhattan organizer Diane Hatz

Breaking Down Your Business (podcast)
Interview with Diane Hatz

TEDxManhattan Media

Media for TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” can be found on our TEDxManhattan media page.

Press Releases

Change Food Relaunch and Happy 5th Anniversary – May 2018

Change Food Fest Joins Seeds&Chips

The Food Movement Has An Epic New Festival: Change Food Fest Announces Visionary Lineup For First New York City Event On November 12th, 2016 (blog) (pdf)

Change Food Fest Dates Finalized: Join Us Nov 12-13th in New York City (August 17, 2016) (blog)

Registration and Speaker Call Now Open for Change Food Fest
(March 24, 2016) (blog) (RegistrationandSpeakerCallNowOpen)

Change Food Video Library Launch
(March 22, 2016) (docx) (pdf)

Change Food Salon – Facing Factory Farms
(November 2014) (docx) (pdf)