Welcome to the Food as Medicine Institute

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.

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


Healthy Holiday Desserts: Join Food as Medicine Institute’s Nutritionist Julie Marks for an afternoon of nutritious yet delicious holiday desserts on December 7, 2019. This class will teach you how to think about desserts in a way that nourishes your body and enables you to enjoy sweets guilt free.  All recipes are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free, and vegan and paleo friendly.  Registration now open!


Join us for our Winter FAME series! Our Winter Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) hands-on cooking and nutrition series starts January 8, 2020.  Registration now open!

The Food as Medicine Everyday series 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 fitness. FAME Charlee’s Kitchen is a 12 week series which include 90 minutes of nutrition education and hands-on cooking. Each week our naturopathic physicians or nutritionists share their in-depth knowledge around chronic disease, wellness, and nutrition. Learn more.


Mark your calendars for our 7th Annual Food as Medicine Symposium on February 1-2, 2020.

The 7th Annual Food as Medicine Symposium will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss how our relationship with food affects our health, our community, and our planet. Speakers will present on topics ranging from finding joy in eating while on restrictive diets, homesteading, gut health in an over-sanitized world, and broadening our children’s palates. Join us for expert speakers, a vibrant vendor marketplace, and a delicious, seasonal lunch!


“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!

Purchase the Food as Medicine Everyday book here or get your free copy when you register for our Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) series.