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Dear Colleague,

By now you have received an invitation to attend a lunch briefing on Friday, May 10 at noon hosted by Food Tank, in collaboration with New York University, Tufts University, and George Washington University.  As Co-Chairs of the Food is Medicine Working
Group, we are excited that this briefing will focus on the intersection of food and health. We hope you can join this important discussion.


Roger Marshall, James P. McGovern, Chellie Pingree, Jackie Walorski

Food is Medicine Working Group Co-Chairs

Dear Representative ,

Food Tank (,
a non-profit research organization, in collaboration with New York University, Tufts University, and George Washington University, would like to cordially invite you and your staff to join us on May 10, 2019 for a special luncheon conversation in the Rayburn
Building Gold Room from 12:00PM-1:00PM. This will be the first in a series of bi-monthly discussions on the Hill about issues impacting our food system. 

May 10: The Intersection of Food and Health

A discussion about breaking down the silos between the health and agriculture communities. How can those communities work together to support practices that benefit public health, the health of rural communities, and farmers? Confirmed speakers and special
guests in alphabetical order include: Gregory Cooper (DC Central Kitchen), Dr. Robert Graham (FreshMed), Congressman Jim McGovern,
Kathleen Merrigan (Arizona State University), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Geeta Sethi (World Bank), Frank Sesno
(GWU/PlanetForward), Norbert Wilson (Tufts University), with more to be announced.

We are already almost at full capacity so please RSVP soon by emailing Vanesa at

Looking forward to having you with us and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

All the best,

Danielle Nierenberg

President and Founder of Food Tank

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Agriculture, HealthCare

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