Dr. Robert Graham not only helps doctors learn about food, nutrition and cooking, he is a firm believer in food as medicine. Find out how he’s changing food in hospitals.
Publications & Reports
- How does food heal?
- Why isn’t it prescribed more by doctors?
- Why isn’t it taught in schools, medical school and residency?
- Why isn’t good food served in hospitals?
- What will it take for healthcare to embrace food as medicine?
Where to Follow
Things You Can Do
- Eat real food
- Cook real food
- Grow your food
- Ask questions about the “best” foods for health from your doctors
- Educate your doctor about healthy foods based on personal benefits and stories
- Seek doctors that understand food as medicine, lifestyle as medicine
- Heal yourself with food and lifestyle changes. Be the change!
“A much more effective way to change this broken system is by opening up the eyes of more and more consumers so that collectively, we can drive change by voting with our dollars and feet” – Dr. Robert Graham
OrganizationsWholesome Wave Health Care Without Harm
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems working to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices worldwide.Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts
Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts is the leader in professional health-focused culinary education. NGIHCA’s comprehensive Chef’s Training Program trains students to meet the demand for culinary professionals who make the connection between food and health. Offered both as full- and part-time programs, it is where you will learn essential cooking techniques, principles of nutrition, methods for sourcing sustainable ingredients, and culinary business practices. Licensed by the New York State Department of Education, it is the first culinary program dedicated to healthful cooking to be accredited nationally. To learn more, visit ngihca.edu. For a complete overview of Natural Gourmet Institute’s recreational programming, visit naturalgourmetinstitute.com.
Guide organizations to transform from an “ancillary” institutional food service to health-promoting food care, without increasing costs.Plow to Plate
Plow to Plate combines hospital leadership and community-based programs to promote the local foods and agriculture as a critical means to well-being and disease prevention.Goldring Center
The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University seeks to better prepare future physicians to serve and heal patients and communities.