Beyond Soul Food: Exploring ways to nourish yourself and others

Re-Imagining Health Care Forum on Alimentation

Beyond Soul Food: Exploring Ways to Nourish Yourself and Others

November 23, 2019


Soil, Seeds & Soul

Steven P Craddock is a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. Elected to Tribal Council as Councilman. Steven is the tribal Council Liaison to Tribal Dept. Natural Resources. He is the Chair of the Tribal Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. A Self-Governance Tribal Representative – Alternate, Department of Health & Human Services/Indian Health Services. Member -United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET). As a Tribal Historic Preservation Monitor he is responsible to help ensure the protection/preservation of sacred land areas, native indigenous burial grounds and culturally significant artifacts. Steven was Co-Principal Investigator on the Promise and Pathways: Exploring STEM Activity and Career Cultivation Among American Indians, a project sponsored by the United States Dept. of Defense.

Micronutrient Deficiencies

Vyvyane Loh, MD is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery before starting her own practice. Dr. Loh serves on the ABOM exam writing board and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and The Obesity Society. Her diverse skills support her commitment to celebrating the full range of our humanity in an increasingly technological and disembodied world through art and the healing sciences. Founder of Transform Alliance for Health, Newton, MA.

Nutritional 101... "I Have a Gut Feeling'

Fulani Haynes, RN is a retired Pediatric nurse and Founder of FULANI’S KITCHEN.  She is committed to helping kids and communities get healthy.  Her contributions in this capacity include Teaching Youth Cooking Skills, Kitchen Safety.  Her programs and workshops strive to help make a better tomorrow for our children and ourselves Food, Cooking and Nutritional Demonstrations.  Through education and mindful thinking, she guides her participants towards HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES.  Ms. Haynes is also a renowned actor, a vocalist and member of The Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative.

Jeanette Adele Callahan, MD is an Associate Instructor and General Pediatrician at Cambridge Health Alliance with a special interest in the use of Botanical Medicines in the treatment of Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed the MGH for Children’s Residency Program. Dr. Callahan is the Medical Director of the Justice Resource Institute’s Northeast Health Service Unit serving and detained youth in the Department of Youth Services. Her volunteer work has taken her to South Africa, Brazil and Ghana and focuses on advocacy in the areas of affordable housing, healthcare and criminal justice reform. She is cofounder of The Wellness Collaborative.


Lunch Talks

Nissi Natural Hair & Skin Care

Nissi Naturals Hair & Skin makes natural products for women, men and children. We have hair and skin products for all hair and skin types. We special in hair products for people with natural hair and those transitioning to natural hair. We also have skin products for the face and body, including lotions, creams and soaps. We only use natural ingredients in our products and all of our products are hand made. Each product we sell has a specific purpose for your hair or skin.

Lisa Muhammad

Founder of Anan Botanica Purveyors of Earthen Goods & Wildcrafted Medicinals


Ivyees Honey Bee Products

Ivyees Honey is a fully integrated honey producer that begins the process of farming its own bees in its own hives. From this operation, it produces 3 to 4 distinctive flavor varieties of all-natural organic raw honey available for sale to select premium organic grocery retailers. Our mineral-rich soil permits us to grow unique tropical vegetation that honeybees love to pollinate.