Food as Medicine Institute at NUNM

The Food as Medicine Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine provides nutrition education for individuals, families, and communities to help nourish healthy relationships with whole foods and to enhance healthcare professionals’ understanding of food as medicine.

We envision communities that are free of chronic disease and nourished through healthy, whole foods.


NUNM accepted into Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

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Food as Medicine Symposium celebrates 10 years of promoting health, wellness

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Register for our Food as Medicine Everyday Series

Our Food as Medicine Everyday is a series of weekly workshops that demonstrate simple techniques for selecting and cooking tasty, nutritious whole foods and teach how these foods can improve health and wellness. With three options — in Portland; Banks, Oregon; and online — there’s an opportunity for everyone to learn about about disease, wellness, and nutrition from NUNM physicians and nutritionists!

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Food as Medicine Every Day Educator Program

is a special opportunity for nutritionists and physicians. The Food as Medicine Everyday Educator Training Program prepares healthcare professionals and nutritionists to implement a 12-week community-based nutrition program in their community.

Book: Food as Medicine Everyday

“Food as medicine” has been a powerful approach to health and healing, intimately woven into naturopathic medical education for over a century. The book, Food as Medicine Everyday: Reclaim Your Health with Whole Foods, is highly accessible, exquisitely researched and beautifully written and illustrated. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley remind us that poor dietary choices are a major element in the expanding issues related to chronic disease. They also remind us that food is medicine, and a big part of the solution. A rapidly growing number of people determined to improve their health can take heart—medicine never tasted better!