Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

The Appetite: It Goes Down in the GI

June 30, 2023 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Presented by

COCCI The Appetite 2023 Logo_2

The Appetite: It Goes Down in the GI is a fun, interactive, educational community based experience focused on digestive health, health disparities, creative food options, and culture.

Taking place during the 2023 Essence Festival, this event promises to bring the fun, the food, and digestive educational gems rarely discussed in BIPOC Communities.

2023 Event Highlights

Event Schedule

Event Schedule

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Interactive Games, Prizes, Giveaways

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Small Plates and up to 3 cocktails per ticket

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: 20 Minute Education Sessions on Digestive Health

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: 20 Minute Education Session on Digestive Health

Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

General Gastroenterology: What is the GI?

  • How it goes down in the GI
  • Disparities in Digestive Health
  • Advocacy Education

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • I know what IBS is, but what is IBD?
  • Know when to go! Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis & Doses – Understanding Options

Colon Cancer

  • What is Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, and Colorectal Cancer?
  • Signs for when it’s time!
  • FIT Tests

Nutrition Education

  • Does nutrition really matter?
  • My food is not working!
  • This or That: Nutrition Options
  • Live Cooking Demonstration
Past COCCI Events

Past COCCI Events

Presented by

Presented by

Join Our Community

Find us on the following platforms and join the conversation!

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Never miss an update. Receive periodic emails from us, and cancel at any time.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.