^

Community Culinary Garden

Institutional food sucks! Guest Heretic, Chef Alison Negrin Brings Healthy Food To Healthcare

Chef-Alison-Negrin-bring-healthy-food-to-healthcare-on-the-Nutrition-Heretic-podcast.png
Chef Alison Negrin on the Nutrition Heretic podcast talking about institutional food

Chef Alison Negrin on the Nutrition Heretic podcast talking about institutional food

Our guest heretic today is the hardest working woman in nutrition, Chef Alison Negrin a Consulting Chef, Culinary Instructor, Sustainable Food Consultant, and an advocate for Farm to Institution programs. In today's show,  Chef Alison talks about how she became involved in improving institutional food, the challenges involved, as well as the successes and future of nutritious and sustainable hospital menus.

Alison graduated from UC Berkeley with a BFA in fine arts, California Culinary Academy as a professional chef, and the Bauman Institute of Holistic Nutrition with a certificate in nutrition consulting. She is a lifelong learner and has finished various certificate programs to include Cornell University and the Culinary Institute to increase knowledge of nutritional healing. Alison has served on the board of directors for the non-profit organization, Wellness City Challenge for 5 years. The organization works to mobilize community resources to educate communities around health and nutrition.

You can connect with Chef Alison through her website, Chef Alison Negrin & Associates,Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Highlights from today's episode on bringing healthy food to healthcare:

08:12 ~ Chef Alison's aha moment when she knew that something needed to be done to bring real food to healthcare settings.

14:36 ~ Joining forces with Healthcare Without Harm.

19:09 ~ Leveraging cost with sustainable farming methods while working with large food vendors on contract.

23:24 ~ Challenges for finding and retaining hospital chefs, and an innovative solution.

43:16 ~ The changing roles of doctors and hospital leadership in improving hospital nutrition.

49:05 ~ Chef Alison's consultancy services.

53:35 ~ The surprising reason many chefs leave restaurants for hospitals.

Chef Alison Negrin bring healthy food to healthcare on the Nutrition Heretic podcast with Adrienne Hew

Chef Alison Negrin bring healthy food to healthcare on the Nutrition Heretic podcast with Adrienne Hew

Down with Low Fat Crap!; Guest Alethea Lai: How Does Your Community Garden Grow?

Alethea-Lai-on-the-Nutrition-Heretic-Podcast-Community-Garden.png

Down with Low Fat Crap!; Guest Alethea Lai: How Does Your Community Garden Grow? There are new government nutrition guidelines out and you better believe Adrienne chows down on them in this episode of the Nutrition Heretic podcast!

Our special guest is Alethea Lai from Mala'ai Garden at the Waimea Middle School in Kamuela, Hawai'i.  A school/community garden where kids are introduced to food from the ground up -- literally! You'll love Alethea's passion for helping kids learn about good food. Once you hear about their "Super Kitchen" project, you'll be calling your own kid's school asking them to start a program such as this one!

Learn more about Mala'ai Garden at Malaai.org

As mentioned in the podcast, Alethea Lai, is also a real estate agent who can find you a nice house with a lovely garden of your own!

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.