Working Groups

Food as Medicine

 

The Food As Medicine Working Group mission is to promote food as a preventative measure against disease, and inform the community of action tools and holistic food resources.

Goals:

  • To connect nutritionists, health coaches, dietitians and other alternative health practitioners to projects that improve the health of residents through policy and environmental change.
  • To develop holistic nutrition resources that support the work of other LAFPC working groups.
  • To conduct research that demonstrates how medical and health care providers can support healthy neighborhoods by understanding food as medicine and the importance of preventative and community health.
  • To develop a strategy to disseminate information to educate people about their food…importance of nutrients in food, how to store it safely for longevity, and how to cook it for nutrient retention.

For more information on or to join the group, contact: Camille de la Vega at cdelavega@goodfoodla.org.