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Episode 38

Food as a Healing Agent for Change, Food As Medicine, IFT FIRST Preview

Learn from the brightest minds in food science and technology in the June 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

Tambra Raye Stevenson shares her thoughts on the role women can play in promoting health and why we need a food bill of rights. Instacart’s Beatrice Abiero talks about her company’s efforts to turbocharge the food as medicine movement. Jacqueline Beckley talks about what attendees can expect at this year’s IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 14-17, 2024.

Plus: This episode of Omnivore is brought to you by Almond Board of California. Almonds offer endless possibilities for innovation. Visit to learn more.

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Tambra Raye Stevenson Tambra Raye Stevenson is a nutritionist and public health and food policy advocate with a passion for building communities of women to promote better health. She is the founder and CEO of WANDA (Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture) and is currently a PhD candidate at the American University School of Communication.

Beatrice Abiero Beatrice Abiero, PhD, is policy research senior manager at Instacart, and a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “Food Is Medicine” working group. She is passionate about researching health and food access and prides herself on being a creative and results-oriented thought leader.

Jacqueline Beckley Jacqueline Beckley is the chair of IFT’s Annual Meeting Scientific Programs Advisory Panel. She is a principal owner at The Understanding & Insights Group, a product research company that specializes in front-end development.

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