*** NOURISH, presented by Health Partners Plans, has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 15th. ***

See below for an updated schedule for the event.


There will be a programmed session highlighting recent innovations in healthcare including the impact of nutrition. The day culminates in a cocktail reception and presentation of the MANNA Nourish Award.

This year, MANNA is delighted to honor Secretary Ted Dallas of the Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania where implemented a full Medicaid expansion that has provided access to health care coverage to 700,000 Pennsylvanians who were previously uninsured and helped approximately 54,000 individuals leave Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for employment opportunities.

Previously, as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Dallas led his Department in setting state records for moving individuals from welfare to work and for collecting the highest amounts of child support in the state’s history. The Department was recognized by the federal government as one of the most efficient and highest performing states at administering food assistance.

Secretary Dallas has deep connections to the City of Philadelphia where he served as first deputy managing director. Secretary Dallas received a national award from Casey Family Programs for his contributions to the child welfare field and his efforts to improve the lives of children and families as well as the Thomas J. Zuber Memorial Patient Service Award from SEIU recognizing his efforts for implementing the Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Temple University.

Date: Thu, June 15, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm EDT 

Location: Philadelphia County Medical Society & MANNA


3-5pm – Educational Seminar led by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Secretary Ted Dallas, Philadelphia County Medical Society, 2100 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA

5-7pm – Award Reception honoring Secretary Ted Dallas, MANNA, 420 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA | Beer, wine, and hors d’oeurves will be served

Limited free parking will be available at Philadelphia County Medical Society. 


  Registration closes at 12pm on Thursday, June 8th.


Special thanks to our sponsors


National Nutrition Month® & Nourish Presenting Sponsor

Apple a Day Sponsor




Symposium Sponsors






In 2010 MANNA established the Nourish Awards to celebrate champions of healthcare and nutrition while raising awareness of the impact of MANNA’s “food as medicine” model. This annual event features the Nourish Award Presentation as well as an Open House & Symposium that brings together policy makers, researchers, medical and insurance providers, and many more for an inclusive look at MANNA’s “food as medicine” model. Past recipients include the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the Einstein Healthcare Network’s Center for Urban Health Policy and Research, Health Partners Plans, and The Honorable Dwight Evans, State Representative, 203rd Legislative District, and Dr. Rickie Brawer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.


Check out past events:

Nourish 2016

Nourish 2015

National Nutrition Month 2014

Nourish 2013

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The Steven Korman
Nutrition Center

420 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
T: 215.496.2662
E: info@mannapa.org

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