Plant Strong: Food for Life Promoting optimum plant-based nutrition and cooking
As a plant-based chef educator, my cooking and wellness workshops use evidence-based resources to promote healthy eating. My cooking values focus on using whole food, low to no oil, organic and local when feasible. The workshops range from private demonstrations to large, multi-session classes. Classes have spanned various locations across Colorado (e.g. Grand Junction, Estes Park, Boulder, Brighton, Greeley, Fort Morgan, and Yuma), including Canada and Florida.
Eric Aakko, MS MCHES, is a graduate from a professional plant-based culinary school and has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. He is also a certified Food for Life cooking instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and has over 22 years experience as a public health practitioner and health educator addressing various population-based health issues. When not cooking or eating, Eric's other passions are backcountry Nordic skiing and mountain bike touring.