Healthy People, Healthy Planet: How What We Eat Affects The Climate Crisis

featuring Parke Wilde and Trisha Perez Kennealy

Location: Online

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Senior Connection

Cost: Free, but please register

Dr. Parke Wilde is a nationally recognized researcher on the economics of nutrition assistance and food security in low-income US communities. He is the author of “Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction.”

In addition to owning The Inn at Hastings Park, which was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, Ms. Trisha Perez Kennealy is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef and Chair of the Board of Advisors at the Friedman School.

Dr. Wilde will offer an overview of the policy and economics of food, and why healthy food choices are important for both the economy and the environment. Ms. Kennealy will offer a hospitality and business perspective as someone who is dedicated to serving healthy, delicious, and sustainable food to her restaurant guests. 

Why does healthy eating promote better environmental health? Why is food waste so harmful? Are the goals of healthy eating and a clean environment in conflict or in concert? Join us to hear the answers to these and your own questions.