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.
NEXT scheduled SESSIONS START September 2022
private group sessions available anytime
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.
improve your Digestion & diversify Your Gut Microbiome
Strengthen Your Body:
Muscles & Bones
bolster your brain & regulate your blood sugar
tamp down inflammation & heal from illness
Detoxify: support your liver, gallbladder & kidneys
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 ERIN FREDERICKS, MSCN
I am a Food as Medicine advocate and a champion for Older Adults.
I spent 15 years in consumer advertising, working for foundational food
publishers like Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray, and online
health brands like WebMD and Medscape. From this vantage point, I
witnessed the increasing dysfunction between our modern food industry
and medical systems — and left the corporate world to receive my master’s degree in nutrition science from the National University of Natural Medicine.
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
“In all the classes I’ve taken since the pandemic started, this is by far the BEST! As a retired teacher, I am aware of all the educational nuances that make up a great class. Erin hits the mark on all of them. ”
“I found this class is quite worthwhile. Erin’s energy & positivity, her knowledge, the great presentation visuals.…teaching adults, especially us older ones, is an art she possesses.”
“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.”
“Thank you for this marvelous class on food health! I have learned so much and plan to incorporate many of these ideas into my daily diet. I so appreciate your gift to us!”
“I loved this class. The presentations were clear, interesting and I learned a lot.”
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How does this work?
FAMILIAR runs for six consecutive weeks. Participants have the option of attending either the Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon each week. Upon registration, you’ll receive a Zoom link for the FAMILIAR classroom and a detailed syllabus. One week prior to series start, you’ll receive a reminder email and access to our 50-page printable workbook & class guide.
I’ll see you here!
Tuesday Mornings, from 10 – 12 PM PST: Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11
Thursday Afternoons, from 2 – 4 PM PST: Sept 8, Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13