Events & Workshops

Food as Medicine

June 5-8, Sofitel, San Francisco, CA
September 17-21, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

This universally acclaimed professional training program provides health professionals with the foundation they need to effectively integrate nutrition into clinical practice—and their own lives. Food as Medicine’s remarkable faculty includes the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs.

Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients toward practical life-giving healthy nutrition.

Delicious, whole-foods meals are served during the training along with lively food demos that further inspire a meaningful nutritional transformation.

Lunch and Learn

Thursdays June 26; July 10, 24; August 14, 21, 28
Plain-T, Tea Loft, 87 Powell Avenue, Southampton, NY 

Lunch and Learn is a six session series hosted by Plain-T of Southampton and Culinary Nutritionist, Educator, Author and Stirring the Pot radio host Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN. Each 1 ½ hour workshop is centered around a specific food and nutrition related topic and includes lunch prepared by Stefanie. Tathiana Teixeira of Plain-T will artfully select a variety of teas for you to enjoy throughout the session. You will leave each class with valuable and credible information, a full stomach and recipes for the days creations. Each class includes:

  • Nourishing noshes at the onset of class including Plain-T
  • Discussion of the chosen topic
  • Culinary demonstration (with select participation)
  • Casual lunch including Plain-T
  • Conversation with Stefanie plus Q&A
  • Recipes

Topics (not finalized)

  • Organic Clarity
  • Grab and Go Healthy
  • Gluten-Free, Is It for Me?
  • The ABC’s of Animal Foods
  • Detoxify
  • Healthy Fat

Registration will be posted in upcoming weeks. If interested, e mail


Photo by Robert Braunfeld
"I've always said my husband "never met a quack he didn't like." So when he told me he'd found this culinary nutritionist, Stefanie, I shrugged and wondered how much she was going to cost him. How wrong I was! Not only did I feel instant chemistry with Stefanie but I'm now among her biggest fans. Within a very short time she pinpointed the cause of my gastric distress. And she "managed" my difficult hubby very well—even had him happily food shopping and cooking her very delicious, nutritious recipes as he sailed into fewer stomach problems. While enormously fun to be with, Stefanie takes her food and nutrition seriously. If you asked me what I wish she'd change about her practice, I can't think of a thing."
Harriett Levin Balkind
Founder and Principal
Strat B and Bemis Balkind