Health and Food

Health and Food 







The Unprejudiced Palate: Classic Thoughts on Food and the Good Life by Angelo M. Pellegrini 

In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, A Cookbook by Hawa Hassan and Julie Turshen 

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Micheal W. Twitty



This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensible Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More by Uma Naidoo 

We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Water, Bob Carrau, Cristina Mueller 

How To Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good For You, Others, and the Planet by Sophie Egan  

Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes by Joe Yonan and Photography by Aubrie Pick 

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket by Benjamin Lorr



Links to full-length film/video when possible. Trailers otherwise. Streaming options noted. 


What Causes Migraines? TedEd video by Marianne Schwarz 

Making the Business Case for Prevention: Healthy Corner Stores  - Healthy eating - From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #36 - A two part series about nutrition 

Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #37 - A two part series about nutrition 

Staying Active is Easy with our Work Out from Home Videos -  A workout video series by 


Dramatic Feature Films/Series 

Uncorked - Wine industry, expertise, family - Netflix   

The Mind Explained - Available with subscription to Netflix  

Nadiya Bakes  - Nadiya Hussain on cultural and creative baked delicacies Netflix

Somebody Feed Phil - Food and friends - Available with subscription to Netflix

In the Kitchen with Joana GainesAvailable with subscription to Discovery+

The Final Table - Available with subscription to Netflix



What the Health  - A follow up to Conspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Available with subscription to YouTubeNetflix

The Game Changers - Meat , protein, plant-based food Available with subscription to Netflix , YouTube 

Kiss the Ground - Climate change, eating healthy foods, saving the earth -Available with subscription to Netflix , YouTube 

The Truth About Alcohol - Human affects from an age-old relationship - Available with subscription to NetflixYouTube

In Search of Israeli Cuisine - Follow chef Micheal Solomonov on his search for Israeli Cuisine - Available with subscription to Amazon, YouTube  

Fed Up - An investigation into the American Food Industry - Available with subscription to  Amazon, YouTube

Vegucated - Being vegan is harder than it looks - Available to watch on YouTube




COVID 19 and its mental health consequences - Article from Journal of Mental Health by Anant Kumar and Rajasekharan Nayar

27 Health and Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based by

Three Studies, One Result: Vaccines Point The Way Out of the Pandemic - Article by the New York Times 

How to Eat Well in 2021 - Article by Lisa Drayer, CNN 

Understanding and Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care - Article by by David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H. and  Toni D. Rucker, Ph.D.

Leaders look to address food deserts across Mecklenburg County  - 

Grocery deserts still exist in Charlotte. Here's what's being done to help fix the problem - Axios Charlotte by Paige Hopkins 

Eating heathy in a food desert: Mecklenburg leaders seek new solutions - UNC Charlotte Institute

Food Research & Action Center

Black Women's Maternal Health by

Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality - Health Equity Features CDC by

America is Failing its Black Mothers: Harvard Public Health Magazine by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks by

40 Years of Human Experiments in America: The Tuskegee Study - Office for Science and Society by McGill University 

How an Enslaved African Man in Boston Helped Save Generations from Smallpox- 







Created by Isis Parker, Mint Museum Intern, Summer 2021