2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Dr. Lara Ramdin

Chief Innovation & Science Officer

Upcycled Foods Inc.


Dr. Lara Ramdin is the Chief Innovation & Science Officer at Upcycled Foods Inc., where she spearheads initiatives to revolutionize the food systems by integrating upcycling practices and advocating for food sovereignty. Often hailed as the “Upcycling Queen,” she transforms undervalued by-products into high-quality, nutrient-rich ingredients, thereby addressing food waste while simultaneously enhancing food security. Her innovative approach not only contributes to environmental sustainability but also propels the food-as-medicine movement forward by producing foods that support holistic health outcomes and are accessible to a wide population. Dr. Ramdin's work is at the intersection of science, sustainability, and social impact, making her a key figure in the future of food. Her vision and dedication to upcycling and nutrition have established her as a thought leader in creating food solutions that nourish both people and the planet


Wednesday, June 12

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Food as Medicine: Reducing Waste for a Healthier Future

Breakout Session 2

Is it possible to harness the power of food as medicine and prioritize nutritional and public health outcomes while simultaneously reducing food waste? In what promises to be an enlightening discussion, we’ll examine the intricate connections between efforts to improve public health and transform our food system. By centering nutritional and public health goals, we'll uncover strategies to optimize food production, value-added processing, distribution, and consumption – all while minimizing waste. Our panel will navigate the complexities of promoting health and sustainability within the food system, offering actionable insights to create a healthier, more resilient future for all.

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