Our nutri­tion needs change as we get old­er. FAMILIAR is an online work­shop, ded­i­cat­ed to the incred­i­ble vari­ety of foods which sup­port a healthy aging plan. Learn prac­ti­cal strate­gies for eat­ing a more nutri­tion­al­ly-dense diet, while sim­pli­fy­ing your meal plan­ning process.


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What You’ll Learn

Dis­cov­er how your body actu­al­ly works – and the rain­bow of foods and nutri­ents which help your body to func­tion most opti­mal­ly.  This class focus­es on the unique needs of old­er adults – and how Food as Med­i­cine prin­ci­ples can impact the aging expe­ri­ence.  We spot­light com­mon health con­di­tions and con­cerns each week – along with a food plan which sup­ports well-being.  Come Thrive with FAMILIAR foods – and feel more con­fi­dent about your eat­ing choices.

Digestion & Your Gut Microbiome


Blood Sugar Basics & Brain Health

Illness & Inflammation

Detoxification LIver & Kidney Support

Digestion & Your Gut Microbiome

Strengthen Your Body: 

Mus­cles & Bones

Blood Sugar Basics & Brain Health

Illness & inflammation


Liv­er & Kid­ney Support

Workshop Details

We real­ize that our bod­ies and our food pref­er­ences are high­ly personal. 

FAMILIAR helps par­tic­i­pants to find the foods which fit their lifestyle and palate. Home-Made or Store-Bought: All cook­ing skills welcome.


  • FAMILIAR is a 2‑Hour Class, Meets Week­ly for 6 Weeks
  • Con­duct­ed Live over Zoom, with Time Reserved for Q & A
  • Small Group For­mat to Encour­age Dis­cus­sion & Participation
  • Take-Home Work­book with Lec­ture Notes, Self-Assess­ments & Goal-Setting
  • Week­ly Recipes, Nutri­tion­al Resources & Plan­ning Tools
  • Find Sup­port with Fel­low Food Enthu­si­asts & Health-Infor­ma­tion Seekers

About Me

I am a Food as Med­i­cine advo­cate and a cham­pi­on for Old­er Adults.

I’ve been cap­ti­vat­ed by the food indus­try for decades, work­ing in adver­tis­ing for brands like Bon Appetit, Martha Stew­art, Rachael Ray and even­tu­al­ly, Web­MD. I became increas­ing­ly frus­trat­ed by the dis­con­nect between our food and med­ical sys­tems – and left the cor­po­rate world to get my master’s in Nutri­tion from the Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Nat­ur­al Med­i­cine in Port­land, OR.

We know that good nutri­tion is essen­tial to the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of ill­ness – but our cur­rent health­care sys­tem is poor­ly struc­tured to pro­vide nutri­tion­al guid­ance. I designed the FAMILIAR pro­gram to teach nutri­tion­al fun­da­men­tals and a new way of meal plan­ning – because I want to help Old­er Adults find a per­son­al­ized set of lifestyle tools for aging well.


Food As Medicine, for Inde­pen­dence & Longevi­ty In Aging & Retire­ment

“I loved this class – the presentations were clear, interesting and I learned a lot. Also loved the recipes.”


“Enjoyed the class – liked learning about why and how the things I eat matter.”


“I am so grateful to feel more in control of my body. I now feel like I am steering my health in a positive direction.”


“This class was helpful and full of valuable info, and communicated in such clear, specific form. Always with cheer and good humor.”


“REALLY enjoyed this class and am acting on all the suggestions.”



Curi­ous about Food as Med­i­cine? Ques­tions about the mate­r­i­al? Reach out for more information!

How does this work?

FAMILIAR Par­tic­i­pants have the option of attend­ing either the Tues­day or Wednes­day sec­tion each week (and may switch back/forth). Fol­low­ing reg­is­tra­tion, you’ll receive a Zoom link for the FAMILIAR class­room, a detailed syl­labus and access to our 42-page print­able work­book & class guide.

I’ll see you here!

Tues­day After­noons, from 1 – 3 PM PST: July 20, July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24

Wednes­day Morn­ings, from 10 – 12 PM PST: July 21, July 28, Aug 4, August 11, August 18, Aug 25