One reason people give up on eating well is the public perception that nutrition experts all disagree and that there’s no clear message on how to eat well.

Troubled by this misperception, Oldways held an extraordinary, cutting-edge conference on November 17 and 18, 2015. We gathered some of the world’s top nutrition scientists in one room – then shut the door until they found common ground, and came up with a Consensus Statement detailing their points of agreement. This became the beginning of a movement to encourage scientists, the media, and ordinary people alike to push back against sensationalism and pseudo-science.

You can join us in promoting Common Ground (and common sense!) in nutrition. Here are just a few ways to learn more:

The Oldways Cart– Eating well starts with shopping well. The Oldways Cart models what a healthy grocery cart looks like, and offers a one-week meal plan of simple recipes to cook up everything in the cart.

The Common Ground Consensus Statement – These top experts agreed on 11 points of consensus, from specific foods to sustainability.

The Oldways Science and Media Clearinghouse – To write compelling and accurate stories about health and nutrition, journalists need to reach key experts. To help the media, Oldways now provides a “matchmaking” service to connect journalists with scientific experts on food and nutrition topics.

11 Tips for Reading a Scientific Study — As part of its Finding Common Ground initiative, an ongoing partnership between top nutrition scientists and leading journalists who care about grounding their work in solid science, the nonprofit Oldways solicited advice from two experts on what to consider when reading a scientific study.

6 Tips for Checking if a Website is Reliable — Not all websites (or blogs) are created equal. As part of the Finding Common Ground initiative, Oldways is sharing a set of 6 “checkpoints” that help smart surfers distinguish fact from fad.

Videos, Presentations, and Photos from our Conference – Want to be a fly on the wall and see just what happened at this ground-breaking conference? Now you can! Choose from full-length videos of our world-renowned speakers, or video highlights and interviews. Or browse through our photo gallery to get a glimpse of the scene.