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Food As Medicine, for Independence & Longevity in Aging


Wed 02 / 14 / 2024
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM



Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed



For the last several years, nutritionist Erin Fredericks has been working with a number of Villages NW villages, to develop, field test, and refine a very special program, FAMILIAR (Food As Medicine, for Independence & Longevity In Aging & Retirement), which has been enthusiastically welcomed by participants. Whether you attended FAMILIAR Zoom presentations several years ago and are eager for the updated version based on the latest research or are interested in learning for the first time how you can apply Food as Medicine to your own health, this six-session lecture series is for you. Erin Fredericks holds an MS in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine and spent nearly two decades working in food and healthcare publishing for leading brands like Bon Appetit Magazine, Martha Stewart and WebMD. She is an advocate for Food as Medicine, particularly its role in healthy aging.

From its Villages NW origins, FAMILIAR is now produced state-wide in partnership with several public health and care organizations, like Oregon Care Partners and Columbia Pacific Care Oregon and celebrates 300+ completions of the full series (and counting!) 

Come learn the hows and whys to:
• improve your digestion
• strengthen your muscles & bones
• protect your brain & heart
• calm inflammation
• support your detox organs
• move more, sleep better.

Total 6 lecture sessions Wednesdays 2-4 pm
January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, 2024

Registration is required for this six-session workshop on Zoom.To register, contact Liz Kennedy at or
text her at 316-686-0486.