This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is looking at the intersection of healthy food and design and how smart design can influence physical activity. Welcoming Joanna Frank, she is the Executive Director of the Center for Active Design, a nonprofit resource for design professionals, policy makers, real estate developers and community advocates, committed to promoting and expanding the Active Design Guidelines published by New York City in 2010. Joanna explains how the center maintains a multi-disciplinary perspective in the translation of health research into design solutions that amplify the role of architecture and urban planning in improving public health and well-being. Their mission is to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic diseases by promoting physical activity and healthy food access through the design of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods. Tune in for an interesting conversation! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


“We are really promoting design strategies that provide more opportunities for food retail and food access.” [2:33]

“Ten years ago we started looking at is there a role the designers of our spaces, streets, buildings, to play in offsetting this public health crisis?” [6:15]

Joanna Frank on Eating Matters