“Could improved health for people and planet be as simple as eating fewer animals, less junk food, and super-refined carbohydrates?” The answer is an emphatic yes, says Mark Bittman, a New York Times columnist and best-selling author of How to Cook Everything. This lifestyle choice “could help you lose weight, reduce your risk of many long-term or chronic diseases, save you real money, and help stop global warming.”
The addition of the White House garden offers a unique opportunity to educate Americans on the nutritional and environmental value of locally grown and organic food. Acclaimed chef José Andrés has made it his personal mission to appeal to President Barack Obama about making nutrition education a mandatory part of elementary through high school curriculums.
Please join the Center for American Progress as both chefs discuss food and nutrition, energy consumption, and sustainability.
Copies of Made in Spain, Food Matters, and How to Cook Everything will be available for purchase at the event.
José Andrés, chef, restauranteur, TV host; author, Made in Spain
Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist; author, Food Matters
Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress