Well+Good TALKS: We’re All Confused About Food—and Hungry for Some Real Answers

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We live in a world super-saturated with nutritional intel, buzzy new diets launching every week, and heaps of contradictory food science. Not to mention, that fewer people than ever actually cook. What in the wellness are we supposed to do? And eat? We’ll clarify all of this with industry experts across the healthy food space. They’ll help cut through the overwhelm, and provide simple, universal rules to live by—and enjoy food by. Now, and through the next big healthy food trends.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Made by We | 902 Broadway, New York, NY 10010


Kate Spies | SVP of Content + Growth, Well+Good

Kate leads Well+Good’s content and growth teams. She’s a big believer in combining art (gut editorial feels) and science (robust audience data points) to create killer content. Before joining Well+Good, Kate worked at a variety of global digital publishers and agencies specializing in content and distribution strategy to rapidly scale a number of brands. As a food lover with celiac, she’s no stranger to the food-confusion struggle. Kate studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, and grew up as a water baby by the beach in Sydney’s southern suburbs.

Katlin Smith | Founder + CEO, Simple Mills

As the founder of Simple Mills, a Chicago-based company at the forefront of the whole-foods movement, Katlin is shaping the next generation of natural foods. Barely five years after launch, the brand is the #1 baking mix, #1 cracker, and #3 cookie brand in the natural channel and is distributed in more than 16,000 stores ranging from Whole Foods to Target. Katlin is Forbes is a 30 Under 30 honoree and winner of the Progressive Grocer’s Top Woman in Grocery award.

Brigitte Zeitlin MPH, RD, CDN | BZ Nutrition

Brigitte Zeitlin is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and owner of BZ Nutrition, a nutrition counseling practice in New York City where she specializes in digestive health, fertility and women’s nutrition, and weight management. Brigitte received her master’s degree in public health nutrition from Hunter College, and completed her deictic internship at Loyola University Medical Center. Prior to opening her own practice, she worked at Mount Sinai as a clinical dietitian.

Ruvini Wijetilaka, MD | Parsley Health

Dr. Ruvini Wijetilaka (or Dr. Ruvini to her patients), is a board-certified internal medicine physician at Parsley Health. She shares her passion for fitness, sports nutrition, and wellness with her patients at Parsley's NYC flagship center. Dr. Ruvini believes that conventional medicine can only go so far in terms of evaluating health, which led her to practice functional medicine. As part of Parsley's mission, she helps patients bridge the gap between medicine and wellness. She received her degree from Boston University before completing her internal medicine training at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Well+Good TALKS is your front-row seat to the industry insiders, brainy entrepreneurs, and healthy celebs at the forefront of wellness with monthly chats on the buzzy topics that are shaking up the scene right now. 

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