Food as Medicine Everyday Cooking Series

Food as Medicine Everyday Cooking is a 12-week series led by naturopathic physicians that focuses on nutrition education and hand-on cooking. Located in Charlee’s Kitchen on the NCNM campus, it is offered year-round to individuals and families.


Series Details

Food as Medicine Everyday is a series of twelve weekly workshops that demonstrate simple techniques for selecting and cooking tasty, nutritious whole foods and teach how these foods can improve health and fitness.

What topics will be covered?

  • Introduction to Nutrients
  • Label Reading
  • Benefits of Breakfast
  • Habits 4 Health
  • How to Create Your Plate
  • Healthy Digestion
  • Balancing Blood Sugar
  • Grains and Greens of Traditional Diets
  • Healthy Substitutions on the Go
  • Exploring Sweeteners
  • Shopping Guide
  • Healthy Lunches & Snacks

How many people can participate?

Each workshop will welcomes up to 15–20 participants, both children and adults.  The workshops are often held on weekday evenings from 6-7:30pm in Charlee’s Kitchen.

Who does this benefit?

You and your family will benefit from healthy cooking tips, and proceeds from Food as Medicine Everyday workshops support community–based ECO Project workshops for low–income families.

Food as Medicine Everyday Classes

Tuesdays: July 15–Sept 9
6-7:30 p.m. (9 weeks)

Thursdays: July 17–Sept 11
6-7:30 p.m. (9 weeks)

Thursdays: Sept 18–Dec 11
6-7:30 p.m. (no class 11/27)

Questions? Contact Event Registration, 503.552.1517

Class & Event Policies

What our FAME participants say….

“The hands-on cooking experiences were the key link between theory and being motivated and confident in cooking more healthfully and consciously at home.”

“I really loved this class and thought it was a great value. I tried so many things I never thought I would.”

“Great price. Book and samples are great!”

“The shared group experience was so fun.”

“I’ve cooked since I was 10 for family and was unsure what I would learn, but I really took away so much each week. I am unsure of anything that could be better.”

“Thank you also for the grains from Bob’s, very generous!”

“The recipes are outstanding!”