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A Doctor’s Food Journey (Video)

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Learning how to nourish ourselves is a journey. In this short film from the Nourish, pediatrician Nadine Burke discusses the evolution of her eating habits over the years, and how she learned that eating well can be fun. How has your relationship to food and health changed throughout your life?

About Nadine Burke
Dr. Nadine Burke is the founding physician and Medical Director of the Bayview Child Health Center, where she oversees operations and provides care to children and youth living in the Bayview-Hunters Point community of San Francisco. She is also the Medical Director of Pediatric Health Parity Programs at California Pacific Medical Center.

Dr. Burke’s areas of interest include health disparities, child trauma, asthma, and nutrition. Her focus is to serve communities where issues of poverty and race present challenges to conventional healthcare and education.

Working with families in the underserved community of Bayview-Hunters Point, Dr. Burke’s practice takes an integrative approach that encompasses medical, social, and mental health. Her children’s clinic was recently featured in The New Yorker for her pioneering research studying the relationship between health and childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experience (ACE).

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Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability.


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6:00AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Thank you very much!

12:18PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

It's good to hear a medical doctor teach good nutrition. Dr. Burke and her work deserve the recognition. Now become a vegan.

1:10PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

...and veg...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:08PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011


1:13PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Be vegetarian.

7:39AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thank you.

2:17PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Yay, I'm glad this got posted here. Dr. Burke and her work deserve the recognition.

7:35AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

....a journey, a process, no fast way 'to get there.' Well done!

7:04AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Thank you Dr. Burke.Yes, we can change one community at a time to high quality education, food access, and clean, safe outdoor spaces for growing healthy families.It is community organization at it"s best.

12:16AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Thanks for sharing

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