Kaiser Permanente invites you to the second Food for Health Forum on Saturday, October 15, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

The symposium will examine ways in which physicians, caregivers and the health care sector overall can improve public and community health—as well as the health of our environment—by improving the way we eat. There is much to learn from Ted Schettler, MD and Patrice Sutton, MPH on the health impacts of our food system, from Jim Durst and David Mas Masumoto, who grow our food, and from the well-known authors and experts Mollie Katzen, Michel Nischan and Bryant Terry.

Kaiser Permanente recognizes that eating good foods and being active are crucial components of a healthy lifestyle. The need to support good food has taken on added urgency with our increased understanding of the nation's obesity epidemic, as well as the impact of environmental toxins on health.

Our keynote speaker is best selling author Eric Schlosser. Schlosser’s book, Fast Food Nation, helped start a revolution in how Americans think about what they eat.

Join us on October 15 to learn how physicians, caregivers and others involved in health care can work together to promote a healthier food system for healthier people and a healthier planet.

This forum is offered at no expense to attendees. In lieu of a registration fee, we are encouraging an optional donation to the non-profit Community Alliance with Family Farmers at www.caff.org. CAFF's mission is to advocate for California's family farmers and sustainable agriculture. They have been great partners for Kaiser Permanente since 2006 helping us bring local food into our hospitals as well as to other hospitals and schools throughout the state.

Space is limited, so register today!

If you have any questions about this event or your registration, contact Christine Vallero at (510) 268-4301 or email Christine.L.Vallero@kp.org.

This event is sponsored by several groups within Kaiser Permanente, including The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) at the Oakland/Richmond and Santa Clara Medical Centers and Kaiser Permanente’s national Healthy Workforce initiative.