When it comes to illness prevention, you can’t control genes, but you can often control diet. It’s a critical message, considering the total cost of chronic disease in the U.S. is $3.8 trillion each year. And it’s the key behind the second annual Food is Medicine Conference, hosted by the College’s Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology.
The conference will be held in-person on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the University Guest House, with pre-conference workshops on Friday, Sept. 23. It will bring together practitioners, students, faculty and community members to learn about the connection between our food systems, behaviors and overall well-being.