The Food as Medicine Institute 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.
It grew out of the successes of the Ending Childhood Obesity (ECO) Project and the construction of Charlee’s Kitchen, a teaching kitchen donated by Bob and Charlee Moore, on the campus of NUNM inside of Helfgott Research Center. The kitchen has created opportunities for physicians, chefs and other nutrition experts to lead hands-on nutrition training for medical and research students and community members.
We envision communities that are free of chronic disease and nourished through healthy whole foods.
In Charlee’s Kitchen, the ECO Project expanded into a new ongoing series, Food as Medicine Everyday, offered quarterly to the public by naturopathic physicians and nutritionists.
In 2014, the Institute hosted their first ever annual Food as Medicine Symposium. Since then the Institute continues to provide continuing education for physicians, lectures for community members, and brings together local businesses.