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Food, Joy and Connection

While it’s true that we need food to survive, cultivating a joyful and healthy relationship with food helps us to thrive. Historically, humans have deepened social connection, and celebrated joyous occasions, in the sharing of meals. In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and Monj CEO Adam DeVito explore our relationship with food to boost joy and connection this holiday season.

About PurposeCast

PurposeCast is a series of conversations highlighting purpose-driven thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Through their stories, get a glimpse into their journeys and gain insights and actionable tips for yourself. Learn how they harnessed their purpose to live bigger lives and how you can too.


Adam Devito

Adam DeVito

Monj CEO

Adam is CEO of Monj, a company dedicated to helping people learn new skills and make little discoveries that help them live a joyful, abundant, and delicious life without limits. He has a decade as Managing Partner of Sterling-Rice Group, a strategy and innovation consulting firm in the food, health and wellness spaces. Adam created the New Concept Development group at Kraft Foods, co-authored 11 books on healthy cooking and founded a school for professional chefs. 


professional headshot of vic strecher

Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

CEO and Chief Purpose Officer, Kumanu

Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life, energy, and willpower to over 1,500 organizations, providing him the opportunity to not only respond to the growing interests of the market, but to also continue to help shape it. In late 2015, Kumanu (formerly JOOL Health) was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.

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