Please join us on November 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the Nutrition as Medicine Virtual event.  We will learn how nutrition impacts and can improve our health.  The cost for general registration is $10.00. 


Nutrition As Medicine is an opportunity to learn about the impact nutrition can have on gut health, diabetes, individual and family wellness, and improving quality of life through what you eat.

Join us to explore the power of nutrition as medicine. We have invited thought-leaders in wellness and nutrition to help you take control of your health.



Registration:; 100% of general registration fees will be donated to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks and Food Bank of the Albemarle.


This event is sponsored by Sentara Healthcare in partnership with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and EVMS M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.


Click here to see the 2021 Nutrition as Medicine CONSUMER


EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction to Nutrition As Medicine
Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP, Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for
Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School

9:05 a.m. Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones and Health
Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, President, Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Medicine,
George Washington University School of Medicine

10:00 a.m. Food, the Gut Microbiome and Bowel Cancer Risk: What You Need To Know
Alan Desmond, MB, BCh, BAO, BMedSc, MRCPI, FRCP, Consultant
Gastroenterologist, Devon Gut Clinic, Mount Stuart Hospital Torquay

11:00 a.m. Teaching Kids the Blueprint for Health: The Role of Parents & Plants
in Building Thriving Children
Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPH, FAAP, DipABLM, Medical Director,
Sprouting Wellness

12:00 p.m. Foods to Reverse Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, Co-founder Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green
Robby Barbaro, MPH, Co-founder Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green

1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration: Epic Vegan Quick and Easy: Simple One-Pot
and One-Pan Recipes (not for CME credit)
Dustin Harder, Chef & Author, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks