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Food for Life

Ready to become a Food for Life instructor? Apply today!

Instructor Tuition: $999

Food for Life instructors are individuals seeking to be independent, “freelance” cooking instructors who teach at community venues. This includes small business owners, medical professionals, and anyone with a passion for plant-based nutrition and wellness.

Instructor applicants must have a passion for promoting plant-based nutrition for general good health, and a personal 100 percent adherence to a completely plant-based diet. This includes not promoting other diet programs, even if you do not eat that way yourself.

Applicants must be willing and able to market the Food for Life classes in your community, secure venues and audiences, and handle administrative details with the Food for Life team.

Applicants must have strong oral presentation, organizational, and business or entrepreneurial skills, as well as experience in cooking and food presentation.

Instructors are not able to train other individuals to teach the curriculum. One must complete the Physicians Committee’s training to become an instructor.

Application Requirements

Instructor applicants must:

  • Complete the application form
  • Include your resume as a PDF
  • Include a link to a short video (3-5 minutes) of yourself carrying out a cooking demonstration
    • The video can be homemade from a home kitchen or a staged cooking class attended by family and friends
    • The video must be submitted via a website link (e.g., YouTube)
    • Smoothies and meals cooked in a kitchen appliance (e.g., blenders, pressure cookers) will not be accepted. Elements of a dish can be prepared in a kitchen appliance, but not the entire final product.

Next training sessions: May 1-3, 2019, and Aug. 7-9, 2019.

To submit an application you must first register for an account. Old accounts were purged when the new website was launched, so everyone will need to register.

Once you are logged in, you may begin the instructor application.

Educational Alliance Program Partner Tuition: $1249

Food for Life Educational Alliance Program partners are institutions or organizations planning to incorporate the Food for Life class curricula into their current wellness offerings. This includes schools, medical institutions, and fitness and health centers with a wellness mission. It also includes employers interested in improving the health and productivity of their employees while reducing absenteeism and health care costs.

Educational Alliance Program partners are certified to teach the program exclusively to their customers or employees and have the unique option to train other co-workers to teach the Food for Life curriculum at their workplace.

An Educational Alliance Program applicant must be an organization or institution with a meeting space capable of holding Food for Life classes. Educational Alliance Program partners may only teach in their place of business, not in the community at-large.

Applicants must be willing and able to market the Food for Life classes in their place of business to their customers and/or staff and handle administrative details with the Food for Life team.

Applicants must have a company representative who will teach and/or train colleagues to lead the Food for Life curricula and a business plan for integrating it into their existing wellness offerings.

Application Requirements

Educational Alliance Program partner applicants must:

  • Complete the application form
  • Include your resume as a PDF

Next training sessions: May 1-3, 2019, and Aug. 7-9, 2019.

To submit an application you must first register for an account. Old accounts were purged when the new website was launched, so everyone will need to register.

Once you are logged in, you may begin the EAP application.