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Dean Ornish, MD

President and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Ornish received his medical training in internal medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the […]

David A. Kessler, MD

Professor and Former Commissioner, FDA  Dr. Kessler is the former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (1990-1997). He was appointed by President G.H.W. Bush and reappointed by President Clinton. He has also served as the Dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco and is currently […]


PRESS ROOM   Turn the Tide Newsletters: Spring/Summer 2011 Fall 2010 Spring 2010 Fall 2009   December 19, 2008 Connecticut School Districts to Receive Nutrition Education DVD that Teaches Students to Make Healthful Food Choices In an attempt to help curb the incidence of childhood obesity, Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention […]

Corporate Giving

Turn the Tide Foundation Corporate Giving Program Premier Leadership  $100,000 and up Spend the day with Dr. David Katz at your organization, followed by private reception/dinner Prominent company name and logo with text “Presenting Sponsor” on: Printed materials for the specified program Turn the Tide Foundation electronic newsletters Turn the Tide Foundation website on programs […]

How to Help

Turn the Tide Foundation, Inc. Reversing the Obesity Trend Your Help Is Needed! Obesity is among the gravest and least adequately controlled health threats we face as a nation, bringing with it the menace of diabetes, heart disease, disability, and premature death. No one thing has caused epidemic obesity, and no one thing will fix […]


Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of The Turn the Tide Foundation.  2012 Corporate Sponsors: Corporate Friend: Holistic Nutrition 4U, LLC/Richard Thomas Integrative Nutrition Foundation, Inc. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers National Instruments Matching Gifts NI Gives Annual Campaign on behalf of Dave Jernigan Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT […]


Our Program and Research Agenda: A flood of factors in our daily lives contribute to the development of obesity. Like stacking sandbags in a levee to stop the flow of water, Turn the Tide Foundation creates programs to help stop the ravages of obesity. We believe there is no one simple answer or fix – […]

About Us

ABOUT US Our Mission: To develop, evaluate, and disseminate creative, yet practical programs to empower individuals and families to achieve sustainable weight control and robust good health. Our Vision: A future in which obesity is no longer a major cause of chronic disease, no longer epidemic, and no longer a threat to our children. HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS […]

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