Our aim is to prevent the development and reduce the impact of chronic disease. The Pillars below inform our programs, which are designed to build your knowledge about cooking and eating the whole foods that support YOUR HEALTH.
Learn about the importance of eating whole foods for good health. Understand how and why biological individuality is critical. In order to see connections between food, mood and your health, we’ve created a supportive learning environment where you can experiment and discover the way of cooking and eating that improves and sustains YOUR health.
These programs are informed by our medical advisors, dietitians and other health practitioners, based on the current thinking and health care practices.
Everything we do at Suppers is informed by the following 7 Pillars of Eating For Your Health.
How You Feel is Data®: Learn to observe the connections between what you eat and how you feel so that you can find your best health. Our bodies have a lot to tell us, if we take the time to listen. Learning to make connections between how foods affect our bodies and brains is an important step toward living a healthier life. It’s important to slow down and notice subtle cues that the food we are eating may or may not be supporting our needs and our health. This is also known as a mindful approach to eating.
Biological Individuality: Your body, brain and biology are all unique to YOU. Learn which foods and way of eating are best for you. Different factors may affect our health and digestion, including the microbiome, genetics, environmental exposures, lifestyle, and nutritional status. In order to see connections between food, mood and health, we encourage personal experiments and to pay attention to how certain foods make you feel. We do not make assumptions about what food or diet is right for YOU or what style of eating is healthiest (except to avoid processed food).
Develop a Taste for Healthy Food: Get encouragement with preparing whole foods while developing new tastes along the way. We understand that acquiring new taste buds requires a plan and support. Palate development is the process of acquiring the desire to eat healthy, whole foods and lessening the grip that processed foods may have on your taste preferences.
Support: Be part of an intentional community, make connections, and give and receive support.
Medical Practitioners and Community Partners: Be part of an ecosystem with shared values. We partner with a vibrant community of healthcare partners, chefs, farmers, and eaters who recognize the values of sustainable agricultural practices and eating for improved health, as well as the latest science and research to inform our programs.
Nutritional Harm Reduction®: Learn how to take small steps at your own pace moving towards eating in a way that supports your wellbeing. Nutritional harm reduction describes the process of increasing the foods that support YOUR health and reducing the foods that don't. At Suppers, we recognize that finding a healthier way of eating is a gentle transition process. It takes time to determine which foods work best for you.
Non Judgement: Most people learn best when they feel comfortable and where setbacks, as well as successes, are considered part of the process. We are all human, after all, complete with minor setbacks and times when we get off track - and that is why we think a non-judgement zone is so important.