Take Out With Ashley and Robyn
Summary: Grab Take Out with Ashley & Robyn weekly to discover the impactful and personal stories of game changers who through their work in food, fitness, fashion, sports, entertainment, politics, media, activism, and science enable better health in the world. As leading experts in the food industry, Ashley and Robyn interview thought leaders, asking provocative questions that lead to inspired conversations and the solutions needed to fix our our nation’s health. *music by Jason Shaw@ audionautix.com
Green Heffa Farms is one of very few black-owned farms in Chatham County and perhaps the only one growing hemp that is led by a black woman.
Rising 9th graders Jay Bowles and Karn Kaura started a campaign to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Having far exceeded their original goal of $3,500, they now hope to raise $18,650 in honor of Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates June 19, 1865, the date the last enslaved African Americans were liberated. In their words, "We chose the NAACP Legal Defense Fund because it helps to provide justice for African Americans and people of color in court. We need to stand together, stand stronger, and help provide justice for those who have been mistreated, killed, abused and harassed because of the color of their skin.” These are the youngest guests ever featured on TakeOut with Ashley and Robyn. They possess profound composure, insight and wisdom. While we normally share bios of our guests, we invite you to listen and let their words speak for themselves. https://www.gofundme.com/f/supporting-the-naacp-legal-defense-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip More information about the work of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/ Link to interview with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBjqeddp-7e/?igshid=1wruc8bgjjsii Additional CAA Amplify Town Hall content is available on social channels at @CAAamplify The documentary “13th” regarding the history of racial bias in mass incarceration is available on Netflix A comprehensive collection of information about Mahatma Gandhi is available here: www.mkgandhi.org
What we put in our bodies is so important to our health and wellness. Here's why.
Ashley and Robyn welcome Soren Bjorn to talk about the health benefits, access to, and secret recipe for Driscolls berries. The conversation dives deeply into the issues facing America’s farmers and all of us who enjoy berries as part of our food choices. You won’t want to miss this episode!
Elizabeth Nardi is the CEO of Organically Grown Company, an organization that has powerfully grown the organic movement for over 50 years. She sits down with Robyn and Ashley to share her greatest motivator (it will bring you to tears) and what steps an organization can take to protect both values and shareholder return.
Impossible Burger or Beyond Burger, which one is better for you, the planet, farmers and the stock market? In this episode, Ashley and Robyn pull apart the burgers to assess their health so you can make better choices about what goes in you, where and how you allocate your resources. So grab Take Out with Ashley and Robyn before you grab either of these plant-based burgers!
With the government shutdown and no end in sight, the headlines could scare us all into a food panic. Join Take Out co-hosts to sort fact from fiction, for a menu of your better choices, and a discussion of policies, programs, and partners who can help keep our food safer for all.
Paul Greenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the winner of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and the writer-in-residence at the Safina Center. He has been featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, TED and PBS's Frontline. For a Chance to win a copy of Paul's new book The Omega Principle click here! https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/omega-principle
With Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University, Dr. Tommy John brings over 17 years of health experience to the table. At completion of his studies Dr. Tommy played professional baseball for three years with teams such as the Schaumburg Flyers, Tyler Roughnecks and the LA Dodgers. After his career was abruptly ended from a rare infection in his throwing shoulder, Dr. Tommy developed his own baseball performance company providing over 11,000 baseball training sessions for baseball enthusiasts from ages six to thirty. Additionally, he expanded his practice of personal training, sports performance training and rehabilitation of all types of soft tissue injuries. Dr. Tommy was drawn to chiropractic because he realized there was a higher element missing from the healing, performance process and proper function of the human body in the innate intelligence and the nervous system: brain, brain stem and spinal cord. That paramount observation led him to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University, (a 4-year program), in Marietta, Georgia, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. As the son of renowned Major League Baseball pitcher Tommy John who played in the Major Leagues for 26 seasons and was the first person to comeback in 1974 from the revolutionary surgery named the Tommy John Surgery, it is not surprising that Dr. Tommy developed a passion for proper healing and physical function as he witnessed firsthand the outcomes of injury, innovation and principled healing. The primary goal of Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center is to provide entire families with integrative, individualized care plans and treatment to improve their quality of life by reducing physical and emotional pain from injury and aging and minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Dr. Tommy John also has a book coming out in June 2018(Da Capo) which is a unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and on into their twenties, both male and female athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Concussions are up 500%, ACL surgeries have increases 60% over the last 20 years in 6-18 year olds and are a public health issue, and Tommy John Surgeries are occurring 57% of the time in 15-19 year olds. The book covers all sports and discusses the specialization of sports, what’s happening to our kids today, and how they can correct the mistakes being done so they can grow up healthier. Not just from a physical standpoint, but from a nutritional and emotional standpoint as well. It’s about approaching the game the right way, no matter what game, sport, or activity a young athlete participates in. Dr. John’s book is a fusion of thousands of hours of research, clinical experience, and personal experimentation he has used with kids and clients alike for years, merged with the same simple philosophy of healing his Dad used 40 years ago. But his book isn’t just about injury avoidance—and it’s more than just sports. It’s about correcting the developmental deficiencies that are happening right now in youth athletes. It’s a return to traditional methods and techniques—through making the right diet, exercise and lifestyle choices—to reestablish the functional movements lost today. It’s not just about saving an elbow—it’s about saving a life. And it’s about finally attaching the name Tommy John to something positive again. Dr. Tommy John’s name used to be associated to a legendary pitcher, and now, it’s connected to a crisis. Soon, the next time someone says the name “Tommy John,” they won’t just think about injury. They will remember his Dad…and hopefully the son that showed them a set of principles that not only saved their own child’s arm, but allowed them to reach their greatest potential in life.
As President of the General Mills Natural & Organic Operating Unit, Carla leads both financial, strategic and environmental stewardship strategy for Natural and Organic brands in General Mills. The portfolio includes Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, EPIC, and Immaculate Baking. As a member of the North American Leadership team, Carla also provides long-term vision and strategic leadership to drive double-digit growth and environmental sustainability for the entire $1B General Mills portfolio of Natural and Organic foods. Prior to this role, Carla led the business strategy for a $1.5 Billion portfolio of snack brands including Nature Valley and Larabar. While in Snacks, Carla continued her track record of business turnarounds and growth acceleration by driving unprecedented results on Larabar, quadrupling growth from +16% to +70% in six months. She also restored growth to the $1 Billion Nature Valley brand (the world’s top selling granola bar brand) resulting in the highest level of unit sales in the brand’s history. Carla’s General Mills career has also included leadership on the Yogurt and Cereal Businesses, as well a role on the Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisition team. Outside of General Mills, Carla recently served on the national Board of Directors for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Wisconsin School of Business’s Center for Brand and Product Management. Carla loves to coach people reach their goals on the Whole 30 food program. And she is also an active volunteer at her church and her children’s school. Prior to joining General Mills, Carla worked for U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and The Nature Conservancy. Carla received her BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin (as a Consortium Fellow). And she is a member of CAA Amplify Class of 2017 and is a Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Carla can be found on social media at: @CarlaInspired on twitter, Instagram, Snapchat Carla’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlainspired/
Errol Schweizerwas born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has nearly 25 years’ experience in Natural and Organic food, starting out in food co-op's, farmer's markets and community supported agriculture. He led the Grocery division at Whole Foods for nearly a decade and was responsible for the merchandising and product assortment for over 75 product categories. He consistently exceeded sales and profitability goals during his tenure by prioritizing ethically and transparently sourced products. His team launched thousands of products into household names (such as Justin's, Suja, Siggi's, Califia Farms and more), helped popularize trends such as Biodynamics and Fair Trade, and helped shepherd over 10,000 items thru Non GMO Verification. Errol was recently named one of the top 25 retail game changers in the USA. Over the years, he has also been an organizer on mandatory minimum drug sentencing, fair labor and environmental justice issues. He is currently a strategic advisor and board member for select retailers and manufacturers, and is on the Board of Directors of Demeter USA and the Non GMO Project.
Kris Carr is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and wellness activist. She is the subject and director of the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and aired on TLC, The Discovery Channel, and The Oprah Winfrey Network. Kris is also the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy Juice, Crazy Sexy Kitchen and Crazy Sexy Diet, will change the way you live, love, and eat! Kris regularly lectures at hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. Named a “new role model” by The New York Times, she has been featured in Glamour, Vanity Fair, Scientific American, Success, Forbes, People, Good Morning America, the Today show, CBS Evening News, The Early Show, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Super Soul Sunday, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless people to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-passionate diet, self-care practices, and learning to live and love like they really mean it. In Oprah’s words, “Kris Carr’s riveting journey started a revolution.” Visit her at Kriscarr.com.
Seth Goldman co-founded Honest® Tea in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Over the past eighteen years the company has thrived as consumers have shifted toward healthier and more sustainable diets. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, helping to further the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission by becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world's largest beverage distribution system. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling ready-to-drink organic bottled tea and Honest Kids® is the nation’s top-selling organic children/youth beverage. The brands are carried in more than 100,000 outlets in the United States, including all Wendy’s and Chik-fil-A restaurants. In 2016 Honest Tea’s distribution will be expanding to Europe. In 2016, Seth transitioned to a new role at Honest Tea as TeaEO Emeritus and Innovation Catalyst for Coca-Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands business unit. This transition allows him to take on an additional role as Executive Chairman of Beyond Meat, a privately held California-based enterprise where Seth has served as a board member since 2012. Beyond Meat is a company on the cutting edge of plant protein research and development, with a goal of providing plant-based protein foods - without sacrificing the taste, chew or satisfaction of animal meat. In addition to offering a range of lower-calorie beverages, Honest Tea has been recognized as the first company to launch an organic bottled tea (1999) and a Fair Trade Certified bottled tea (2003). Today every Honest Tea variety is certified organic and Fair Trade. The company has initiated community-based partnerships with suppliers in India, China, Paraguay and South Africa. In 2015 Seth was named the #1 Disruptor by Beverage World, and Beverage Executive of the Year by Beverage Industry magazine; he was also inducted into the Washington DC Business Hall of Fame. Seth has also been recognized by the United States Healthful Food Council with a REAL Food Innovator Award for helping change the food landscape by providing options that are healthier for both the body and the planet. Seth serves on the advisory boards of Ripple Foods, the Yale School of Management, the American Beverage Association, and Bethesda Green (a local sustainability non-profit he co-founded). He graduated from Harvard College (1987) and the Yale School of Management (1995), and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Seth and Barry are the authors, along with graphic artist Soongyun Choi, of The New York Times bestseller Mission in a Bottle, which was published by the Crown Business division of Random House in September, 2013. The book, told in comic book form, captures their efforts to create a mission-driven business in a profit-driven world. Seth lives with his wife and three sons near Honest Tea’s Bethesda, MD headquarters in an eco-friendly house.
Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents more than 2,000 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic dairy milk, eggs, produce, and soy products, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. For further information visit www.organicvalley.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley. Logan Peterman Manager of Agricultural Research & Analytics From his roots growing up on an apple orchard in central Wisconsin, to his years working in the organic sector, Logan Peterman has attempted to merge a background in Ecology, Statistics, and Research design to aid and validate Farmer intuition and on-farm management. He has advised State, Federal, NGO, and private organizations and companies using an evolving set of skills in data analysis, and research interpretation/application, which has landed him several leadership opportunities in his young career, including a visit to the Obama White House. He also currently chairs the Science committee for The Organic Center, as well as serving as an active member of the Board of Trustees. At Organic Valley, Peterman applies his expertise to leverage fresh insights to inform strategy and operational tactics for the farmer-owned cooperative that is Organic Valley—2,000 family farms strong across the country, and its increasingly international supply chain. With development efforts spanning from product nutrition and identifying biological drivers, to on-farm management and conservation, the scope of his work can involve nearly any part of the modern organic food system. His primary goal, is to validate member intuition regarding organic benefits, nutrition, and resilience, using the research expertise of peer-reviewed academics and private research institutions. Improving nutrition, reducing externalities, and ensuring integrity of organic foods into the future. In his expertise as a young leader, Peterman will specifically bring breaking news and scientific findings about pasture and nutrition to the table at Food Tank DC. Jon Bansen Organic Valley Grassmilk farmer-owner and expert grazier Owner, Double J Jerseys in Monmouth, OR Was once told that it takes 20 years to become a good grazier. “Good graziers are generally good teachers,” Jon says. “When I went to New Zealand to study their grazing operations, every farmer I met was more than happy to show me around and talk about what works and doesn’t work. I like to give that back.” Now 25 years into the profession, he manages a successful 600-acre farm with over 200 cows, writes articles for Graze magazine and speaks to classes at Oregon State University. So you could say he’s finally earned the title.
Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-founded Alive Enterprises. Over the years, Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. He’s also credited as creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. His clients that include culinary legends, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud and many more. In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors. Shep was named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine. He was the subject of Mike Myers 2013 documentary - Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon. Anthony Bourdain ECCO will be releasing his book - They Call Me Supermensch A Backstage Pass To The Amazing World Of Film, Food, and Rock ’N’ Roll in September 2016. Through Sheps efforts, The Maui Food Bank has been able to provide 994,000 meals to those in need.