Planetary Health on the Menu: Sustainability in Food & Nutrition Careers

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Planetary Health Collective




Climate & Environment


Food & Nutrition

Sustainable Development

Join the Planetary Health Collective for this one-of-a-kind panel series in which we sit down with leaders and change-makers who have succeeded in merging their passions for human and environmental health into an unconventional career in food and nutrition.

In each session of this 5-part series, we will highlight 2-3 leaders with a unique background, story, and contribution to the fight for a climate-resilient future. We will learn how each of our panelists use food and nutrition as their vehicle for impact. This event is open for all who recognize the power of food for transformational change in both human and environmental health, regardless of experience in the field.

We will highlight the central roles of intersectionality, social justice, and health equity in the pursuit of food and climate justice, and provide opportunities to learn about and engage with individuals whose work serves as a model for how each and every one of us can channel our passions to improve human health and environmental sustainability.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q/A, where you can network and get real-time feedback on how YOU can join this work, all while leveraging your unique passions and skills in food and climate.

This Event is hosted by:

Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN

Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health. As a core faculty member in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, she teaches interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare students to join an evolving food systems workforce. Dr. Spiker conducts research on public health nutrition, sustainable food systems, food loss and waste, systems modeling, and food systems governance. Dr. Spiker completed her PhD in human nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Sarah Reinhardt, MPH, RD

Sarah Reinhardt is a senior analyst for food systems and health in the Food & Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she applies nutrition science and public health research methods to develop policy positions in support of a more healthful, sustainable, and equitable food system.

Prior to joining UCS, Ms. Reinhardt served both the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the YMCA of Metro Detroit as a nutrition consultant. Ms. Reinhardt is a registered dietitian with a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan, where she also earned a B.A. in women’s studies.

Naudia Jones RD, CDN

Naudia Jones RD,CDN is a NYC based clinical dietitian within the New York Presbyterian hospital system, where she provides medical nutrition therapy to patients with a variety of health conditions. She is also the founder of Brooklyn Nutrition Practice, a culture focused nutrition counseling platform.

Naudia currently serves as the co-chair of The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Special Interest Group (HENSIG) for the Greater New York Dietetic Association. In this role, Naudia helps to promote food security and community and environmental health, while utilizing, sustainable agricultural practices. In her free time, you can find her leading small space and urban gardening classes to empower people to grow their own food.


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