I’m pleased to announce that I am the Founder and Executive Director of a new program called Change Food. Read on to find out more about what I’m doing….
Change Food’s vision is to help shift the U.S. food supply to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all.
Change Food’s mission is to help individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about problems with the U.S. food system. It highlights what can and is being done to dismantle the ill effects of industrial agriculture as well as promoting sustainable solutions so that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Goals of the program are to:
- Develop and implement creative projects that raise awareness and educate individuals about various aspects of the sustainable food and farming movement, as well as highlight problems with industrial agriculture and promote possible solutions
- Inspire and invigorate the sustainable food movement
- Reach beyond the already converted to a broader audience
The first project of Change Food is TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat.” Change Food is a sponsor to the annual event and works throughout the year to market videos of the talks, disseminate educational materials related to speakers’ subject matter and bring innovative ideas from the event to the widest possible audience.
Change Food is headed by founder and executive director Diane Hatz. Hatz brings with her 15 years of experience in the food movement, including her previous positions as executive producer of The Meatrix movies, founder and director of Sustainable Table, founder of the Eat Well Guide, and co-founder and director of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming. She is currently the organizer and host of TEDxManhattan.
“Not only do we need to raise more public awareness about problems and solutions with the U.S. food system, we also need to find ways to support each other and promote the work so many experts are doing,” says Hatz. “And that is why Change Food has been launched.”