James Beard Journalism Nomination for THI Founder, Dr. David Katz and Council Member, Mark Bittman

New Haven, CT
The James Beard Foundation has nominated THI Founder, Dr. David Katz and THI Council Member, Mark Bittman for a 2019 James Beard Journalism Award in Health and Wellness.

In the nominated articles,“The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right” and “The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have on Eating Right: The Follow-Ups” published in Grub Street and republished in New York Magazine, David Katz and Mark Bittman answer the most common-if sometimes ludicrous- questions we all have about what to eat, how to eat it, and how we make “milk” from oats.

Some quotes:
“Identifying compounds in beans that are potentially “toxic” is like noting that air contains oxygen, which can be toxic.”
“If you think you are drinking alcohol for health, stop now. If you’re drinking it for pleasure, keep your intake moderate and don’t worry about the form, as long as it’s not — for example — paint thinner.”

This no nonsense approach to healthy eating is the cornerstone of the True Health Initiative, a global coalition of world renown experts, dedicated to cutting through the noise and delivering the truth of lifestyle as medicine.

And this is the candor – with a touch of humor- that makes Dr. Katz’s latest book The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled , a crucial companion for navigating the world of fad diets and false claims.

This is what makes THI a timely and crucial answer to the current climate of false confusion. In a time when marketing dollars buy science and “influence” equals “expert,” we need people like Mark Bittman and David Katz to tell it how it is.

Dr. Katz is happy to further discuss the truth, the lies, and the size of his smile when he learned he was nominated for this award. Please reach out for interviews by contacting Jennifer Lutz, director of operations for the True Health Initiative JLutz@truehealthinitiative.org .

The True Health Initiative is a global coalition of over 500 experts, fighting facts and cutting through the confusion to create a culture free of preventable disease, using the time-honored, and evidence-based practices of lifestyle as medicine.