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David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is the founding (1998) director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Katz is known internationally for expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention. He has published roughly 150 scientific articles; innumerable blogs and columns; nearly 1,000 newspaper articles; and twelve books to date, with 3 more currently in production.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and a blogger/medical review board member for the Huffington Post. Dr. Katz remains active in patient care, and directs the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT.

He helped establish, and formerly directed, one of the nation’s first combined training program in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and served as Director of Medical Studies In Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for 8 years (1996-2004). Programming Katz and colleagues have developed- such as Nutrition Detectives™ and ABC for Fitness™ -has been adopted by thousands of public schools throughout the U.S., and abroad, and is reaching many tens of thousands of children.

Katz has five U.S. patents, several patents pending, and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (patents pending) utilized in the NuVal® nutrition guidance program (www.nuval.com), currently offered in over 1,600 supermarkets throughout the United States, from coast to coast, reaching some 30 million consumers.

In 2012, he was the first inductee into the Marketing Disease Prevention in America hall of fame for efforts related to childhood obesity control. Dr. Katz is a leading voice in medical media, is quoted almost daily in major news publications, and appears routinely on national TV. He speaks routinely at conferences and meetings throughout the United States, and the world, and has delivered addresses in at least 7 countries. Widely recognized as a gifted public speaker, Katz has been acclaimed by peers as the “poet laureate of health promotion.”

Paul Neuman is the artist and entrepreneur behind Neuman’s, a company dedicated to culinary innovation, customer service and community involvement. He is the fourth generation of his family to operate a food business in New York. Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Sandal, a chef and restaurateur; his grandfather Cornelius and his father and mentor Robbie, who for nearly a century ran the renowned Rosedale Fish Market on Lexington Avenue, Paul brings his fine arts training and family history in food to lead Neuman’s team of culinary artisans and service professionals.