Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) Program

Whole Foods for the Whole Family

Cook simple, tasty, and nutritious meals for your family with Saint Luke’s evidence-based nutrition education.

Change Your Nutrition, Change Your Life

Food is powerful medicine. When used with a comprehensive health care plan, healthy dietary changes can have a positive and dramatic effect on the prevention and management of many chronic health conditions.

FAME Guiding Principles

Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) education programs are offered through Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, which is a founding member of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance.

The FAME program is built on six guiding principles:

  1. Choose whole foods and low-processed foods 
    1. Whole foods are foods that are not highly processed or altered, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, wild fish, grass-fed beef, and eggs
    2. Highly processed foods lack essential nutrients and fiber, causing deficiencies and chronic diseases
  2. Develop a diverse, primarily plant-based diet 
    1. Plants such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains are nutrient-dense, fiber rich, and full of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation in the body
  3. Include foods made from healthy animals 
    1. Animals raised in their natural environment produce food that is more nutrient dense and less inflammatory
    2. Choose grass-fed, organically raised meats over conventionally raised meats when available
  4. Choose anti-inflammatory foods 
    1. A personal diet high in added sugar and highly processed foods leads to inflammation
    2. Inflammation can lead to the development of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes
  5. Understand individuals have unique food needs 
    1. No one “diet” is right for everyone
    2. Health history, lifestyle, and food sensitivities can all dictate unique individual food needs
    3. Choose foods that make you feel energized
  6. Care about food and food production 
    1. Your food choices can either nourish you or increase your risk for disease
    2. Understand where your food comes from and how the food is produced
    3. Quality grown foods lead to quality health

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Programs

FAME 12-Week Series
FAME classes offer nutritious, hands-on cooking instruction and tips for making positive lifestyle changes.

Cornerstones of FAME for Cancer Series
Specialized four-session FAME class offers nutritional support to cancer patients.

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Testimonials

“This series was so much fun and practical. Not only do you learn about nutrition, but you also learn how to prepare food. I feel like I have the tools to be successful in making life style changes that will last.”

– Heather, Lone Jack, MO

“As a trained Family Nurse Practitioner, I entered this course with a high level of nutrition and health knowledge.  The FAME course has succeeded in adding to my knowledge base as well as allowing for an opportunity to apply this education during the hands-on cooking segment."

– Alison, Shawnee, KS

“It was very beneficial when we cooked one of the FAME recipes as a class. It gave us a unique opportunity to put to use the healthy knowledge and techniques we learned from Lucas.”

- Pat, Louisburg, KS

Location

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Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center

4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-5784

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News

Courier Tribune: FAME: Expert discusses healthy summer snack options
Instilling nutritious eating habits at an early age can create lifelong practices that promote good health. The Courier Tribune talked to Lucas Schubert with Saint Luke's Food As Medicine Everday (FAME) program about healthy snack and drink options for summer.
FOX 4 News. Eating Heart Healthy Meals. Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO
FOX4: FAME: Foods that can help lower high blood pressure
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiologists are seeing more patients with high blood pressure due to stress and unhealthy eating. Lucas Schubert with Saint Luke's Food As Medicine Everyday program talks to FOX4 about foods that can help lower your numbers.
FOX 4 News. Lucas Schubert and Kim Byrnes making frozen yogurt breakfast bars on FOX4.
FOX4: FAME: Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bars
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares a heart-healthy Valentine's Day breakfast on the FOX4 morning show.
Lucas Schubert making chocolate bowls with Bill Hurrelbrink on Better Kansas City.
Better Kansas City: FAME: Chocolate Bowls for a Valentine's Day Treat
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares a heart-healthy Valentine's Day treat on Better Kansas City.
FOX 4 News. 8:52. Lucas Schubert demonstrating how to make healthy stir fry on the FOX4 morning show
FOX4: FAME: One Pan Chicken Stir Fry
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares how to make a healthy and affordable meal to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions with the FOX4 morning show.
FOX 4 News. Lucas Schubert and Abby Eden dipping balloons in melted chocolate
FOX4: FAME: Chocolate Bowls with Coconut Berry Bliss Filling
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares a fun holiday dessert recipe for winter with the FOX4 morning show.
FOX4 News. Lucas Schubert making Winter Squash Soup with Acorn Squash Bowls with Abby Eden on the FOX4 morning show.
FOX4: FAME: Winter Squash Soup with Acorn Squash Bowls
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares a warm and tasty recipe for winter with the FOX4 morning show.
FOX 4 News. 8:42. Lucas Schubert making roasted Brussels sprouts on the FOX4 morning show.
FOX4: FAME: Immune-Boosting Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares an easy immune-boosting recipe ahead of flu season with the FOX4 morning show.