Cooking for Health & To Be Cancer Free


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Need healthy recipes that can help your health?

Cook For Your Life started in 2007 by Ann Ogden, helps cancer patients and others looking for healthy recipes to find advice on how to make healthy recipes that are designed specifically for different stages of cancer treatment.

After being in treatment for the second time for triple negative breast cancer, Ogden began to find that many of her fellow chemotherapy buddies knew little about healthy food, and with her background of a family of chefs, she began teaching tips and cooking advice for healthy hands-on cooking classes.

This led to her Cook For Your Life hands-on cooking programs that have served over 7,000 patients in the New York City Area, and have long-term collaboration with researchers from Columbia University and National Institute of Health (NIH) funded research.

Now what started off as just tips and advice has become a full blown non-profit organization, helping teach nutrition classes that offer cooking demos and tastings.

Cook For Your Life/Cocinar Para Su Salud/Mi Vida Saludable classes also help underserved cancer survivors increase fruit and vegetable intake and learn about healthy and sustainable food options. They are offered in partnership with Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and funded by NIH.

To see more about Cook for Your Life, visit the bilingual website, offering recipes and advice in Spanish and in English.

There are even cooking demo videos to help!

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