Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute, and Former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for Validation Institute’s FoodMed Certified Program.
WOBURN, MASS. (PRWEB) JULY 27, 2023
Validation Institute (VI) announced that Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute, and Former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for VI’s FoodMed Certified Program.
“I am proud to join FoodMed Certified by Validation Institute,” said Dr. Shurney. “Food as medicine is such an important topic and potential solution when it comes to population health and social determinants. I am pleased to be part of this initiative to identify the programs and organizations that are having a positive impact when it comes to preventing, treating, and managing disease, particularly chronic disease,” Dr. Shurney continued.
“Dr. Shurney has served as Chief Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer for Adventist Health, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Global Employee Benefits at Cummins, and as the former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,” said Validation Institute CEO, Benny DiCecca. “Dr. Shurney’s experience makes him an essential addition to FoodMed Certified’s Scientific and Expert Advisory Board and we are honored to have his medical and business expertise as part of the Board.” Mr. DiCecca added.
Launched by Validation Institute last month with support from Founding Members Albertsons Companies, Avēsis, Mom’s Meals®, and Uber Health, FoodMed Certified is the first certification and validation initiative for food as medicine programs. FoodMed Certified empowers people and organizations with effective tools and proven data to facilitate informed decision making that drives better health, more active lifestyles, and positive outcomes. More information is available at https://www.FoodMedCertified.com
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