Food as Medicine Everyday Series

The Food as Medicine Everyday Series (FAME) series is a 3-month hands-on cooking and nutrition program — available in-person and online — open to all and led by experts at the Food as Medicine Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Ready to learn more about supporting your health with whole foods?

Since its start, our team of physicians and nutritionists has worked with individuals from all over the Portland metro area to share the wisdom of a whole foods diet and presenting the FAME series guiding principles. We have had a great time working with a wide-spectrum of participants with differing levels of nutrition knowledge knowing that by the end of the three months they will leave feeling more confident and with a greater understanding of health and nutrition.

Our Goal

The goal of the FAME series is to motivate and support communities to adopt a more whole-foods based diet by educating and providing the tools to overcome the many obstacles to eating healthy in today’s society.

Our program is founded on the idea that it takes three months to empower individuals, families, and communities to make lasting and sustainable dietary changes. Within all of the communities we have worked we have seen impressive changes take place in the lives of our participants in just three months.

FAME Series Guiding Principles

  • Promote whole foods and low-processed foods.
  • Encourage a diverse, primarily plant-based diet.
  • Include food from healthy animals.
  • Promote anti-inflammatory food choices.
  • Recognize that individuals have unique food needs.
  • Care about food and its sources.

Register for 2024 FAME Series Classes

FAME at Charlee’s Kitchen, NUNM (in-person)

April 10 – June 12 | Every Wednesday |6-7:30 PM

FAME at Charlee’s Kitchen (at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon) includes weekly nutrition education lessons and hands-on cooking workshops. Each week our naturopathic physicians and nutritionists share their in-depth knowledge around chronic disease, wellness, and nutrition. FAME classes can serve those looking for an introduction to cooking and eating whole foods, as well as those looking for a deeper understanding about the health benefits of a whole-foods-based diet.

FAME Online

April 8 – June 16

Not able to attend in person? Join our FAME Online class for nutrition lessons, virtual cooking demonstrations, discussion forums, and more.

FAME in Banks, Oregon

Watch for updates about Fall 2024 classes in Banks!

Join us for 90-minutes of nutrition education and hands-on cooking. Supported by Jim’s Market and hosted at the Banks United Community Methodist Church.