Chef Robert E. Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP, will discuss how our food system and food trends have misshapen the way we eat and how to use food as medicine.

As a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Graham has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 10 years, has taught over 500 healthcare workers, mostly doctors, how to cook whole food plant-based meals, created the first edible rooftop garden on a hospital in NYC and is the founder of FRESH Med, an integrative health and wellness center.

What you’ll learn from his session: How to leverage concepts like Meatless Monday to encourage consumers to increase their fruit and vegetable intake and why Monday is the best day for behavior change. You will walk away with a baker’s dozen tips to help you sustain and maintain health.


Monday, March 4, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am



Education Hub – Both 739

Javits Center

655 W. 34th St.

New York, NY (Eleventh Avenue, between 34th and 40th Streets)

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About Dr./Chef Robert Graham


Robert  Graham,  Co–Founder of FRESH Medicine,  is a Harvard-trained physician, board certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, a public health scientist, TED speaker, food activist and Chef. One of less than twenty doctor/chefs worldwide, he obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Dr. Graham a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 10 years.


A Meatless Monday Ambassador, Dr. Graham is an international speaker and has appeared on NBC Today Show, Fox, ABC, CBS News, NY1 and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, SHAPE, TIME, Daily News, NY Post, MindBodyGreen, FoodTank, Washington Post, SHAPE, Men’s Health, Yahoo News and WebMD.


About Meatless Monday


Meatless Monday is a nonprofit public health initiative founded by Sid Lerner, chairman of The Monday Campaigns. The initiative is in association with the Lerner Centers for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities. Meatless Monday encourages the public to cut back on meat consumption one day a week to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and lessen the environmental impact of meat production on climate change, water and land use. The campaign is founded on research that demonstrates Monday is the day we are most primed to start and sustain a healthy new behavior. Since its launch 13 years ago, Meatless Monday has become an international movement in more than 40 countries with support from governments, schools, celebrities, restaurants, and local and global organizations around the world.


Contacts for The Monday Campaigns

Cherry Dumaual

PR & Partnerships Director

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Nara Sandberg

Marketing & Partnerships Associate

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