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Food Unites Us All

Food sustains us, forms the basis of our cultural traditions, creates community, optimizes or sabotages our health, affects our environment, provides livelihoods, impacts our global economy and nourishes the next generation. Food unleashes great joy!

Sparking the Conversation

Founded in Boston 2010, Let’s Talk About Food is a national, educational and event-driven partnership organization aimed at increasing the level of public literacy about all aspects of our food system.

From sustainability to food access, cooking to obesity, and food safety to food justice, Let’s Talk About Food invites people across the spectrum to join in participatory, engaging and meaningful conversations that can shape the place food holds in our communities, our world, and our hearts.

Our goal is to create a community of “Food Thinkers” – a new kind of Food Think Tank that brings experts and the community together to explore food and food issues in our world.

Chef Jody Adams and Governor Deval Patrick at the inaugural Let’s Talk About Food festival, June 2011.

Let’s Talk About Food:

  • Presents high quality, challenging and fun educational events for adults, young adults and children;
  • Expands on our first-rate networking resource—our “Founders Circle”—a brain trust of activists, experts, policy actors, researchers, writers and practitioners (e.g., chefs, farmers, nutritionists) who share their expertise to energize and elevate the discussion about food;
  • Selects the best and most expert communicators to inform the public on major food issues including health, nutrition, science, environment, cooking, farming and agriculture, sustainability, fisheries, food access, food safety and school food;
  • Partners with organizations, institutions and venues across the country whose values align with our own.

Let’s Talk About Food has created over 30 events so far. We’ve been at the MOS and Harvard Law School, in public spaces along the river, in libraries and community centers. What we’ve learned is: We like to eat. We want to know. We want to learn. And we want to talk about food.

Let’s work together to keep the food and conversation flowing.

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