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Ellen Jaffe Jones

Food for Life Instructor

Ellen Jaffe Jones

Ellen Jaffe Jones is a nationally ranked sprinter and has placed in 263 5K or longer races for her age group since 2006. Someone told her at a race once that she couldn’t run on a vegan diet so she set out to set the record straight in what has now become an unmatched achievement. She almost died of a colon blockage at 28 but at 70, according to a number of tests, has the fitness of a 20-year-old. Her mom, aunt and both sisters had breast cancer, and her family was part of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene studies. She is the only adult female in her immediate family who has not had a breast cancer diagnosis.

Ellen is the author of 6 vegan health and fitness books including Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. Because of her being the only female in the 70 to 74-year-old age group at the 2022 US National Senior Games to compete in all 7 track events (and placed in 3 of them), the largest online platform of free classes for adults 55+, Get Set Up, chose Ellen as their first sponsored athlete. She is a certified personal trainer, certified running coach and also teaches aerobics classes at LA Fitness in southwest Florida. A former 2-time Emmy-winning TV investigative and consumer reporter from Miami and St. Louis, Ellen speaks all over the US and online about the topics of her books and active aging. Ellen was part of the original Food For Life program, but her book tour took her on the road until recent online platforms made teaching cooking classes easier as a licensed instructor. She loves inspiring others. One of her students lost 120 pounds and recovered from a life threatening disease. 

Serving cities and surrounding areas of Sarasota, FL

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