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Sphere Conferences and At-Sunrice unleash the healing powers of food at first-of-its kind conference

Singapore, 3 June 2016 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), together with At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy jointly launched the inaugural Food That Heals 2016. The first-of-its-kind conference in Singapore will take place from 24 – 25 June 2016 at the At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. 

It is said that “only five to ten percent of cancers are hereditary” and “around one-third of cancer deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity and carrying around too much weight”. On top of that, we are faced with a global obesity epidemic, a cholesterol level crisis and now a war with diabetes. Much work is left to be done in educating masses on how to make the right food choices and changing mindsets on healthy living. 

Food That Heals 2016 is targeted at doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, chefs, restaurant owners and professional caregivers who play a part in advising individuals on their food choices. The conference combines the science of nutrition and art of cooking and eating (cook like a chef and think like a doctor) onto one single discussion platform to help prevent and achieve improved health outcomes for individuals.

Dr Kwan Lui, Founder and Director of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, said: “Many of us are at the crossroads of our health now. If we don’t help to emphasise the message of healthy eating and healthy living, we would only regret in the near future. At-Sunrice firmly believes in the message behind this conference and is pleased to be a partner to make this come true with Sphere.”

The conference has lined up international renowned speakers including keynote speaker Dr. Timothy S. Harlan from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine; Mr Liak Teng Lit from Alexandra Health System (AHS); Chef Satish Madaan and Chef Andreas Nauser from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academ; Dr Sherry Wang from Cerebos Pacific Limited; Ms Bhupinder Kaur from the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre; Chef Emmanuel Stroobant from the Emmanuel Stroobant Group; Ms Jane Freeman from Food Equation; Chef Hidemasa Yamamoto from Hide Yamamoto Worldwide; Dr Jerry Tan from Jerry Tan Eye Surgery; Dr Kanwaljit Soin from Mount Elizabeth Hospital and WINGS; Dr. Chan Tat Hon from The Bento People; and Dr George Jacobs and Ms Pauline Menezes from the Vegetarian Society (Singapore). 

On top of that, the advisory board includes Dr Kwan Lui from the At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy; Prof. Jeyakumar Henry from the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre; Dr. Christopher Chen from National University of Singapore; and Dr. Timothy S. Harlan.

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) is a supporting organisation to the event, pledging its commitment to encourage healthier eating and living. KTPH regularly conducts activities to educate and empower patients, staff and the community to make informed health-related choices and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Discussion topics at the conference include:
· Can cancer be prevented through diet?
· Nutrition and the eye – eating your way to better sight
· Preventing Type 2 diabetes in Asia through the food that we consume
· Macrobiotics – Japanese Practice of healing foods
· Spotlight on plant-based diet and how to make it into a lifestyle
· Cooking with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ms Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “Combining nutrition and culinary knowledge is a recipe for success. We hope this conference makes a difference and creates some awareness in the food and beverage industry.”

For more information about the conference, visit  

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Linda Christina
Assistant Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
DID: +65 6848 5372

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: +65 6319 1553

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

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About At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

At-Sunrice is the first culinary academy in Singapore to be awarded the national CET Institution (NCI) accreditation. Our vision is to advance culinary art and the F&B profession with integrity and meaning. Our mission is to cultivate global chefs in a living environment of culinary authenticity, best fit apprenticeships and research. We deliver culinary arts education by applying skills and recipes from East & West, Herbs & Spices, and Old World & New World cuisines, and Innovation and Technology. Our programmes are synchronised with Study & Work rotations at top hotels, restaurants and food services supported by partners who champion our students and alumni success. We create culinary products and sensory experiences for enrichment, education, and increased yield for environment and for businesses. Graduates from At-Sunrice are also livening and working around the world in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. For more information, please visit or follow us