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Turn the Tide Foundation is pleased to support the True Health Initiative! Imagine a global voice devoted to -- and only to -- disseminating and applying what we know for sure about health promotion and disease prevention so authoritative, that everyone stops to listen. That is the True Health Initiative. A fundamental goal of the True Health Initiative is to convey this consensus to the public, and replace the competing claims, changing views, and fad diets that now seem to prevail - with reliable, actionable understanding. Other objectives include global reforms in both medical education and practice related to lifestyle medicine; and support for efforts to foster health-promoting culture change, such as the Blue Zones.
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Food Day 2015 Celebration at Yale University Oct. 24
Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to raise public awareness for improved food policies. This year, the theme for Food Day was "Toward a Greener Diet."
Turn the Tide Foundation was pleased to sponsor the first Food Day celebration at Yale University. With a particular focus on youth and the contagious pleasure of dance, the Yale Food Day event entitled The Four Pillars of Food celebrated taste, health, sustainability and vitality: (1) taste- food should be delicious, and a source of pleasure- we should LOVE the food that loves us back!; (2) health- food should be nutritious, and as good for us as it is good; (3) sustainability- our ability to produce food should be secured with minimal harm to land, water, air, fragile ecosystems, and our fellow species; and (4) vitality- food is the fuel that animal bodies, including the human animal, should burn in vital activity.
The Four Pillars of Food featured a fabulous, audience-participation hip-hop dance program with the lead dancer from Turn the Tide Foundation’s UnJunk Yourself music video series and performances from the 2015 United States Acrobatic and Dance Team and Miss Dance USA under the direction of Sean Flanagan,President of the US Tournament of Dance.
In addition to Turn the Tide’s founder, Dr. David Katz as host, the event included the culinary expertise of Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis, Director of Culinary Excellence for Yale Hospitality, Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality, Chef Bun Lai, owner of Miya’s in New Haven, the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world; Catherine Katz, PhD, founder of Cuisinicity.com; Mark Bomford, Director of the Yale Sustainable Food Program; and best-selling author and wellness journalist Candice Kumai!
Unjunk Yourself Debut in NYC!
We showcased our latest UnJunk Yourself music video, I’m An Animal, at HealthCorp’s Highway to Health Festival at the South Street Seaport in NYC on May 17th, 2015.
I’m an Animal lead Gabe Katz was on stage with the ICONic Boyz, a Hip Hop dance group, teaching some dance moves to the crowd to go with the video and getting kids riled up about junk food and getting back to eating real food that nature intended for us!
Loving Food That Loves You Back!
On Saturday, October 11, 2014 Turn the Tide held our inaugural CT event, Loving Food That Loves You Back! Dubbed a “Culinary Feast for a Cause”, the event featured a menu of delicious and nutritious fare from Catherine Katz’s Cuisinicity website (cuisinicity.com) and local wines compliments of the Jones Winery/Jones Family Farm. Raising $70,000 Loving Food that Loves you Back, brought together 75 likeminded, health conscious people dedicated to health and wellness, and turning the tide on obesity and chronic disease. Special thanks to our hosts Raj Bhatia and Jill Sloane of Willow Creek Equestrian Center and Willow Creek Homes of Distinction in Southbury, CT, and to our special celebrity guest, Joy Bauer! Stay tuned for future events!