OUR PHILOSOPHY

       

      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. 

       

       

      OUR PROGRAM

       

      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?

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      Click here to listen to Jeanne discuss Ikigai- Your Reason for Being- on the Lifetime Talks Podcast.

      A short video about Jeanne

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      Jeanne Rosner is a medical doctor with a passion for teaching about better health, wellness and nutrition. For the past ten 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. 

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      Click here to listen to Jeanne being interviewed by Lesley Jane Seymour- Reinvent Yourself Podcast.

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      Click here to listen to the PATH podcast interview with Jeanne titled, Grounding Ourselves During Difficult Times.

      "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

      Eat REAL

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      This year SOUL Food Salon is thrilled to partner with the nonprofit Eat REAL, a movement of change-makers passionate about increasing real food access and education in K–12 schools. They are helping our children and the planet flourish through food system innovation.

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      Eat REAL helps schools transform their individual food program and our global food system, fighting the dual crises of our children's health and our planet's health. Its standards-based evaluation and change management program encourages school districts to make upgrades like adding plant-based options on menus, removing items with added sugar, increasing local procurement of seasonal ingredients and introducing nutrition education in the cafeteria. Working with district food service leaders, Eat REAL is increasing nutrition equity for our children and building the next generation of real food advocates. It has brought its certification model to over 500 partners nationwide.
       
      Your gift will help expand Eat REAL's certification program in Silicon Valley in support of K-12 schools. The program helps assure that every child has access to the food they need to learn, grow and thrive. Thank you for helping them create a healthier tomorrow. 

      Click here to join SOUL Food Salon in supporting Eat REAL's effort to build healthy kids in a healthy world!

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      2021 was a challenging year! 😅

      What kept us going were the simple things...the simple joys...the simple foods. 

       

      In the past I’ve teamed up with Dr. Angie Neison from @flavors4wellnessmd for inspirational recipes incorporating more plants. Adding more plants to meals makes a difference, adding a variety of plants makes an even bigger impact to your health and the health of the planet. ⠀

       

      Angie and I are simply two plant 🌱 loving 👩🏻‍⚕️Culinary Medicine Focused docs here to inspire you, share our knowledge in evidence-based nutrition and help you navigate this 🌎 one delicious plant-filled recipe at a time. 

      Research shows eating at least 30 plants/week helps improve your gut health which is linked to everything including immunity, longevity, pain, cancer, autoimmune conditions, mental health, and brain health to name a few.

       

      This year we are asking you to accept the #30plants challenge. Essentially, eat 30 different plants/week. Each different fruit, vegetable, whole grain, legume, nut and seed counts as 1. Each herb and spice counts as ¼. Add up your weekly plant tally and aim for at least 30 different plants. 

      Click here to download the 30 plants/week handout.