SOUL (seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon inspires, empowers and educates our community on how we can all live a healthier life and help create a healthier world in the process.
SOUL Food Salon serves as a platform to share ideas, gain practical knowledge on healthy cooking and create confidence in our participants on living a healthy life and ensuring a future healthy planet. We host a salon (a small gathering) event monthly featuring local chefs, health and wellness experts, and nutrition culinarians. We learn something new and expand our comfort zone through education, cooking, discussion and experimentation. Through these events, we hope to join the community in expanding the depth of understanding and learning of new ideas and techniques related to health and wellness. With this knowledge, we ultimately become stronger, healthier and better equipped to nourish and support ourselves, our families, each other and the members of our communities.
Who is behind SOUL Food Salon?
Jeanne Rosner is a medical doctor with a passion for teaching about better health, wellness and nutrition. For the past eight years she has been a nutrition educator at local middle and high schools in the Bay area. She teaches middle school and high school students the importance of eating food closest to the source, making good food choices and eating in a balanced and moderate way.
In 2011, Jeanne was involved in researching a list of nearly 80 “unacceptable ingredients” for the company Revolution Foods. This project opened her eyes to some of the dangers in our food supply. Revolution Foods feeds over one million freshly prepared, healthy meals per week to students across the country through their school lunch program. Their emphasis on eating food that is more whole and “real” and less processed is Jeanne's main message too.
Click here to listen to the PATH podcast interview with Jeanne titled, Grounding Ourselves During Difficult Times.
Click here to listen to Jeanne being interviewed by Lesley Jane Seymour- Reinvent Yourself Podcast.
A short video about Jeanne
"All of my life I have exercised regularly and I have tried to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. I am a wife, a mother of 3 children, an avid fitness buff, and a voracious reader."
About our Partner
Off Their Plate
This year, we are proud to partner with Off Their Plate to support the Bay Area communities and underserved populations most impacted by COVID-19.
Off Their Plate (OTP) is a volunteer-run grassroots organization, which was founded in the midst of our current pandemic. The new organization already has a presence in nine major cities across the US. OTP delivers nutritious meals to frontline healthcare workers and food-insecure families, while also providing economic relief to COVID-impacted restaurant employees.
Their model provides assistance on two fronts: for
the restaurants and their workers and for the local
community. OTP partners with local restaurants to
ensure that staff can return to work and earn a typical
wage. The restaurants prepare, package and transport
meals, adhering to the latest sanitation and safety
guidelines. In communities, OTP works directly with
hospitals and community centers to coordinate the
distribution of healthy meals to those in need.
One hundred percent of donations go to OTP’s local
restaurant partners. Every $100:
Provides 10 meals to healthcare workers or to
people experiencing hunger and
Restores three shift hours to the local economy
through the OTP restaurant partners.
Click here to make a contribution to Off Their Plate. Your donation will help feed healthcare staff, provide a lifeline to food-insecure families and benefit restaurant workers during this time of crisis.
Click here to see a short video about Off Their Plate.
I’m joining forces with another doctor who has the same 2020 vision I do!
Angie Neison, MD is a family medicine and culinary medicine physician who shares my passion for best ways to nourish ourselves. Checkout @flavors4wellnessMD.
We will both be helping and inspiring you along this year to cook more flavorful, plant-forward foods!
Once a week we will post a recipe that is:
6. And happens to be good for you and our planet!
Feel free to share the post, recreate the recipe, save the recipe, screenshot it or whatever it takes to make you a fellow #eatmoreplants and #planetaryhealthdiet ambassador.
There is NO greater gift to ourselves and our kids than to invest in our health and that of our 🌏 planet. It’s the ultimate WIN-WIN. If everyone ate more plants and talked to others about eating for our planet, our world would be in a different place. I urge all of you and my #physician colleagues to make human health AND planetary health a discussion with your friends, family and patients in 2020.
But where do we start??? Climate change is a daunting task. Did you know by changing your diet to eating more plants, you can play a large role in climate action?!?