Food for Life: Promoting optimum plant-based nutrition and cooking 

The Food for Life series is presented by SpeakingWellness, LLC. 

Each seminar includes:

  • Tasting healthy and delicious dishes
  • Exploring cooking techniques and learning about the latest in plant-based nutrition
  • Sharing your experiences in a supportive group setting; and, having FUN!

As a Food for Life instructor, I love to grow food, cook food, and eat plant-based foods; while also showing others how easy it is. Some of my other passions are cycling, back-country Nordic skiing, and exploring restaurants for new recipe ideas. 

Several of my favorite restaurants include Fresh (Toronto), Sticky Fingers (Washington, DC), Watercourse (Denver), The Farm Cafe (Portland), and Tasty Harmony (Fort Collins).     

See below for a few of my tasty dishes and drinks...

My seminars use the Food for Life curriculum and combine plant-based nutrition education with a cooking demonstration.  The class includes evidence-based resources and recipes,  and are paired with generous food tastings.   

Food for Life is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists. Their goal is to educate the public about the benefits of plant-based food for weight management and disease prevention. Headquartered in Washington DC, Food for Life is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Eric Aakko, MS MCHES, is a certified Food for Life instructor based in Colorado. Eric has over 20 years experience as a health educator and works on various population health issues. Visit "contact us" and let's talk about a seminar for your needs.  


"This cooking demo was just what I needed. Thanks for a great presentation."  Brighton, CO

"You make it look so easy... and it tastes great."  Grand Junction, CO


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