A Place At the Table

I’ve just returned from my first meeting as a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Round Table. This is a volunteer group of scientist, faculty members, business leaders with a variety of individuals from our industry, all of whom share a  like-minded focus on advocating good nutrition. The Round Table is chaired by Dr. Walter Willett, well respected (and sometimes controversial) icon in the field of nutrition.  He’s been credited with single handedly generating national awareness around the dangers of trans-fatty acid AND changing the way food is being produced and consumed in the US.  This man wow’s me!

The Round Table meets periodically to review research findings and to strategize ways to initiate change in the public sector.  I find it very exciting to be a part of this.  Bon Appétit has been a model for initiating change in the way people eat and this new partnership is a natural for us.  We will learn greatly from our place at this table while at the same time we can encourage changes that can lead to healthier lives.

– Marc Zammit, Director, Culinary Support and Development