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What if diet was a routinely checked vital sign – alongside conventional measurements such as temperature, heart rate and blood pressure? Join host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN for an enlightening conversation with Dr. David L. Katz, globally recognized specialist in preventative and lifestyle medicine, to kick off the first episode of Season 2. Listen for his thoughts about personalized nutrition, the connection between diet and environmental health, and how his latest venture, the evidence-based digital dietary assessment tool, Diet ID, offers a solution toward measuring and managing diets to help make diet a vital sign.

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Dr. Katz is a globally recognized specialist in preventive medicine and lifestyle medicine, with expertise in nutrition. A highly respected author and recipient of numerous awards for teaching, writing, and contributions to public health, Dr. Katz has received three honorary doctorate degrees and is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In addition to his work with Diet ID, he is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and President and Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative.

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