Mount Sinai and Genetic Disease Foundation Celebrate “Food For Life” Program

Children and families in Mount Sinai’s Program for Inherited Metabolic Diseases helped finalize a fresh, fun and stylish new look for the clinic they frequently visit, led by artist/designer Edin Rudic, who donated his talent and time to fashion a new wall design.

GDF enlisted Rudic to create a look that would celebrate and enhance the new Food for Life program at the clinic, which GDF funded last year to improve patient access to costly medical foods they need to stay healthy. The colorful and interactive design will be enjoyed by participating families and everyone who visits the Medical Genetics clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Kids eagerly peeled, smoothed and ultimately drew their own art under the direction of Rudic, who led them around the room exploring the eclectic elements of the decor ranging from bright fruits to furry animals.

Food for Life, the only program of its kind, will be maintained through donations. A joint press release was issued by GDF and Mount Sinai.

GDF Board member Chris McBride (standing) with artist Edin Rudic (seated front) and children in the Program for Inherited Metabolic Diseases after completing the new wall design

Edin gives instructions to his young helpers
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