Food as Medicine

Conference Agenda


September 28, 2023

7:30 am – 6:50 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am – 8:45 amMorning Coffee
8:50 am – 9:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks

Series A

From Idea to Action

9:00 am – 9:30 amOpening Keynote: Call to Action: Prioritizing the “Food as Medicine” Movement to Combat Diet-Related Diseases(Shared session with Health Benefits Nation conference)
9:30 am – 10:30 amIncorporating Nutritious Food Access into the Benefit Design Strategy: What Employers Need to Know(Shared session with Health Benefits Nation conference)
10:30 am – 11:00 amNetworking Break

Series B

Spotlight on Evidence-Based Food as Medicine Programs to Improve Outcomes and Curb Rising Healthcare Spend

11:05 am – 11:55 amPrescribe Nutritious Food: How Payers and Providers Can Adopt a Personalized Healthy Food Strategy to Manage Complex Chronic Conditions
11:55 am – 12:45 pmMake the Integration of Nutrition and Health a Reality: Reversing Chronic Disease with Medically-Tailored Meals
1:50 pm – 2:40 pm Adopt a Comprehensive Digital Nutrition Program to Optimize Gut Health and Enhance Well-Being
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

Series C

The Intersection of Food Security and Health Equity

2:40 pm – 3:30 pmExplore Cross-Sector Partnerships to Remove Food Insecurities and Mitigate Health Disparities 
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Expanding Access to Food and Advancing Health Equity Among Vulnerable Populations

Series D

Looking Ahead: What’s on the Horizon for Food as Medicine?

4:50 pm – 5:30 pmInteractive Roundtable Discussions  
End your tailored learning with focused peer discussions to collaborate and take workable strategies back to your organizations.
Roundtable A: Navigating Food Deserts and Food Swamps
Roundtable B: Engagement Strategies to Promote Healthy Eating and Influence Behavior Change
Roundtable C: Effectively Leveraging Technology to Increase Nutritious Food Awareness, Education, and Access 
Roundtable D: Understanding Community’s Role in Sustaining Healthy Lifestyles 
5:30 pm – 5:50 pmFood as Medicine Strategy Summit Wrap-up: Where Do We Go from Here?  
5:50 pm – 6:50 pmNetworking Reception