Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Preston Maring Featured in New York Times Profile
September 21, 2010
Dr. Maring, associate physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, is profiled along with his son Ben Maring, a trained chef and fourth-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine.
In the article, both Dr. Maring and his son discuss the importance of cooking and healthy eating to overall health, asserting that, in health care, “the kitchen must become as crucial as the clinic.”
“Food is at the center of health and illness,” the article states. “Doctors must make all aspects of it — growing, buying, cooking, eating — a mainstay of their medical educations, their personal lives and their practices.”
Dr. Maring is a national advocate for farmers markets and healthy eating. On Oct. 16, Dr. Maring and Kaiser Permanente will host a “Food for Health Forum” in San Francisco, bringing together physicians, health care leaders and sustainable food experts from around the country to galvanize a healthy food movement within health care. Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook, are among the speakers at the invitation-only event.
Dr. Maring regularly posts recipes and cooking tips to his blog (www.kp.org/farmersmarketrecipes). In 2007, Dr. Maring contributed the introduction to the cookbook EatingWell in Season: The Farmers’ Market Cookbook.
- Dr. Maring’s Farmers’ Market and Recipe Update
- EatingWell in Season: The Farmers’ Market Cookbook, (Countryman Press, 2009)
- Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market Founder Preston Maring, MD, Wins Home Front Award, 9/09
- Where’s the Tomato? Mapping Your Fresh, Locally Grown Produce With Kaiser Permanente, 8/09
- Kaiser Permanente Physician Celebrated for Contributions to Locally Grown Food Movement, 4/09
- Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets Featured in The Journal of Life Sciences, 1/08
- Kaiser Permanente’s “Father of the Farmers Markets” Awarded Prestigious Policy Fellowship, 2/07