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For Compassionate Relief

Transforming Food Systems Through Faith Communities

Tzu Chi Center  |  December 27, 2022
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Food is at the heart of all of our lives, which is why it’s important that we all have quality food. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Food insecurity, food deserts, and a lack of food sovereignty impact millions in the US alone. 

On this episode of United in Action, Host Steve Chiu travels to Boston during the annual Planetary Health Alliance meeting to speak with Kelly Moltzen on the unique power of faith communities to transform food systems. They’ll examine food justice in action, showing us the concrete actions that can be taken to ensure healthy and sustainable food for all. 

Join us for our episode on Tuesday, December 27th, as we dig deep with Kelly Moltzen, public health advocate and food and faith coalition member.

About Our Guest

Kelly Moltzen

Kelly Moltzen is a secular Franciscan, Registered Dietician/Nutritionist working in public health, and tireless advocate of making connections between food, faith, and social justice. In addition to being a program manager for the Institute For Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH initiative, where she has worked since 2010, she is a co-convener of the Interfaith Public Health Network. She is also a Professional Development Co-Chair with the Religion Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she is a member of the Ecumenical/Interfaith Committee of the USA Secular Franciscan Order.

Kelly was a 2015 Re: Generate Fellow with the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program of Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity. She received her Master’s of Public Health Degree from New York University and her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences & Dietetics from the University of Delaware. Kelly was recognized as part of Hunter College’s NYC Food Policy Center 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 and has also been privileged to be on the steering committee of the Center for Earth Ethics’ Faith + Food Coalition, which formed in early 2021 leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit.

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