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The Future of Food is Medicine Research

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Emerging research supports a powerful role for nutrition in helping to prevent, manage, and treat diet-related chronic disease – but there’s far more to learn. On January 27th, join Food & Society at the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation as they launch the Food is Medicine Research Action Plan. With generous support from the Walmart Foundation, the Research Action Plan was developed over the course of 18 months of stakeholder engagement and guided by a group of expert advisors. It puts forward 26 recommendations to guide the next decade of equity-centered, purposeful, translatable research in the Food is Medicine field and contains a comprehensive overview of the peer-reviewed research on food and nutrition interventions like medically tailored meals, medically tailored groceries, and produce prescriptions. When it comes to integrating food access into our health care system, the Food is Medicine Research Action Plan describes the coordinated effort and investment that will build the evidence base for meaningful change.



  • Sarah Downer, JD, Associate Director, Whole Person Care, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School


  • Corby Kummer, Executive Director, Food & Society, Aspen Institute
  • Jim McGovern, Congressman, Congressman for the 2nd District of Massachusetts
  • Pamela Schwartz, MPH, Executive Director for Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
  • Trina Ragain, MSPH, Director of Policy & Innovation, Operation Food Search

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