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Five reasons to become a Food for Life franchise owner

  • Be part of a fun, unique, and purposeful business.
  • Connect and collaborate with a rapidly growing network of partners and instructors who are passionate about health and nutrition.
  • Make a difference in adults’ and kids' lives through nutrition education and cooking.
  • Own and operate a community-based business backed by a 30-year-old national nonprofit organization, the Physicians Committee, that will support you every step of the way.
  • Turn your passion for plant-based nutrition into your work—you don't have to be a medical professional or a chef, but you do need to love delicious and healthful food.

What do you get with a Food for Life certification and training?


Receive license and certification to teach the Physicians Committee’s award-winning Food for Life curricula that were designed by physicians, dietitians, and nurses.

Each class curriculum includes evidence-based lesson plans, literature, recipes, video lectures, and class quizzes. Learn more>>



Become prepared to deliver all of the Food for Life nutrition and cooking class curricula on cancer, diabetes, weight management, employee wellness, and children’s nutrition in your community.





Learn the latest research on plant-based nutrition for disease prevention and survival from Neal Barnard, M.D. Also hear presentations by registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, marketing and media professionals, and successful Food for Life instructors. See the agenda>>



Receive tips and techniques from a top performing Food for Life instructor and experience firsthand what a Food for Life nutrition and cooking class is like by watching a live class.



This activity has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is pending approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 18 CPEUs.


Enjoy complimentary breakfasts and lunches (exceptions noted in the agenda).


Once Trained and Certified


Access to the Food for Life Listserv, the private communication hub for program affiliates and the support team at Physicians Committee. Receive answers to questions on program, nutrition, and class topics for ongoing support.




Participate in monthly professional development via interactive conference calls, webinars, and in-person conferences in Washington, D.C.

These professional development offerings focus on marketing, business development, and nutrition research to advance your knowledge and success for teaching the Food for Life program.


Access to free premium cookware tools to carry out the cooking demonstrations of the Food for Life classes (terms and conditions apply). Learn more>>