Top 16 TED Talks for Foodists

by | Mar 19, 2014


This week the amazing TED conference is going on in Vancouver. For those of you who have never heard of a TED talk until today, you’re welcome.

TED collects the most interesting people in the world and gives them the stage for 20 minutes. Inevitably they will expand your mind in some way or another, even in topics you didn’t think you were interested in.

To commemorate the awesomeness which is TED, I compiled a list of my favorite TED talks to educate and inspire foodists. These talks focus on food, health, habits, happiness and quality of life. I’d love to hear which are your favorites and what you enjoy most about them.

Stay thirsty, my foodists.

16 TED Talks for Foodist

1. Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+


2. Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food


3. BJ Fogg: Forget big change, start with a tiny habit


4. Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds


5. Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend


6. Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness


7. Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish


8. Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness


9. Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work


10. Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability


11. Dan Barber: A surprising parable of foie gras


12. Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat


13. Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce


14. Michael Pollan: A plant’s-eye view


15. Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread


16. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

What inspires you?

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5 Responses to “Top 16 TED Talks for Foodists”

  1. nina says:

    i love ted, thanks a lot for these talks. motivates me a lot do improve my lifestyle and try new cool habits 🙂

  2. Tom says:

    I do love a Ted talk. Andy Puddicombe I’ve heard of before as I’ve tried his Headspace app. Checkout the link above if you havent (tis good, I promise!)

    Think I will while away some of my lunchtimes this week watching the TED talks from those I’ve never heard of – thanks!

  3. Lisa Graham says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I did NOT know about Ted Talks and “really enjoyed” is not even close to describing it for me. I skimmed through and listened to one on your list and thought it was good. then I listened to another and thought it was better than the first. I am remodeling a 1967 house and while I was retexturizing the ceilings and painting walls, I listened to all that you sent as well as the Primer found on the About Ted Talks page. So looking forward to filling my head with lots of great ideas over the next several months.

  4. Gypsy says:

    And this one is pretty good too:

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