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.


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

The 7th Annual Food as Medicine Symposium will focus on Nutrition in Practice: Bringing Patients and Community Back to the Kitchen. Nutrition and medical professionals will present on topics ranging from understanding your food story, gut and skin health, understanding the energy of food, fermentation, the ethics of dietary prescribing/the ethics of the prescribing gluten free diets, traditional healing from America’s Indigenous roots, learning how to get rid of “diets” and focus on eating nutrient dense, and using your kitchen cupboard as a medicine cabinet. Join us for expert speakers, a vibrant vendor marketplace, and a delicious, seasonal lunch!


Spring FAME is open for registration! Register here.

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.


“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.