Guest Blog: Connecting Food and Health Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

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Guest Blog: Connecting Food and Health Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

by R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs at BNY Mellon
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

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As part of BNY Mellon’s global initiative to raise awareness of food security and waste, R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs, shares his thoughts on the issues. This is the third in a four-part series.

Connecting Food and Health Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

Who doesn’t know food and health are connected?  We’re constantly bombarded with messages about it, from ads telling us to drink milk to doctors endorsing diet and exercise programs.

But for some people, the connection can be a matter of life and death.

Images of starving children and the homeless are heart-wrenching. But hunger and under-nutrition have many faces, and they’re not always the faces you see on the nightly news.

After all, food insecurity isn’t just about not having enough to food to eat or not knowing where your next meal will come from. It’s also not having enough nutritious food, something that’s especially important for people with critical illnesses. Your friend with breast cancer could be suffering from under-nutrition, as could your neighbor with HIV.

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R. Jeep Bryant is Executive Vice President for Marketing & Corporate Affairs at BNY Mellon. He leads a global team responsible for advancing the company's reputation across a broad range of functions including marketing communications, brand management, advertising, public relations, internal communications, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. He serves as chairman of the BNY Mellon Foundation and is a member of the company's Operating Committee.

 
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