Whenever there is a new drug or surgical procedure, you can be assured that you or your doctor will probably hear about it because there’s a corporate budget driving its promotion. But what about advances in the field of nutrition? The reason we don’t see ads on TV for broccoli is the same reason groundbreaking research on the power of foods and eating patterns to affect our health and longevity gets lost and buried in the medical literature–there’s no profit motive. It may not make anyone money, but what if our lives would profit?
Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? Yet doctors get little if any formal nutrition training in medical school, graduating without some of the most powerful tools available to stop the chronic diseases that remain our leading causes of death and disability.
We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. The goal of this website is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.
NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.
Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.
His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. View the book trailer here. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity.
The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation was established in Toronto, Canada in the year 2000 by Jesse Rasch. Among the objectives of the Foundation is the funding of research into the role of health and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and to ensure that the research results are appropriately disseminated to the medical profession. The Foundation is also striving to educate the public on the enormous role that health and nutrition play in disease prevention.
Meet the Core Team
Katie oversees all of our numerous projects, manages the nonprofit logistics, and organizes Dr. Greger’s speaking tour. Katie is not only a long time follower of NutritionFacts.org, but also a graduate of New York University with a passion for cooking delicious, healthy meals. Katie resides in Philadelphia with her partner, Chris, their pup, Lou, and their two chinchillas, Bernadette and Shoshanna.
Christi oversees our technology architecture, operations, web development, and design at NutritionFacts.org. She has extensive industry experience in full-stack web development, including web design and user experience, and is passionate about making the world a better place through the use of technology. In her free time, Christi enjoys code collaboration, advocating for elementary STEM education, playing classical piano, and practicing Taekwondo. She resides in Boardman, Ohio with her husband and son, her dog, Dante, and two talkative parrots, Merlin and India.
Jenny maintains our user and supporter relations, tracks donations, and manages our nonprofit state registrations. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Political Science and has years of experience in administrative work as an Administrative Coordinator at Christ Church, which she is now very excited to use at her position at NutritionFacts.org. Jenny loves to spend time outdoors, try new plant based recipes and play trivia. She resides in the DC Metro area with her husband, two teenagers, and their cat, Sir Chesterfield.
Presentation Design Director
Gretchen helps create the videos found on NutritionFacts.org’s website. She studied Graphic Design at MECA and is passionate about photography, travel and helping to save lives by spreading the word about the healing properties of plant based nutrition. Gretchen enjoys daily walks on the beautiful beaches of Maine with her cute little mutt, Cleo, as well as quality time with her daughter, nieces and nephews.
Kristina manages our day-to-day social media presence and strategy. She is a registered dietitian and received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Kristina has been recognized by her peers as a “Dietitian Hero” for the volunteer work she has done in Haiti. Previously, she worked with Blue Zones to assist with research, writing, and recipe development for project sites. In her free time, Kristina enjoys figure skating, practicing yoga, taking pictures, being with her friends and family, and traveling the world.
Kate comes to us with almost a decade of experience running programs and managing volunteers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an English degree and has spent the bulk of her career in educational non-profits. In her free time, Kate enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and cooking plant-based meals. She lives in Pittsburgh with her boyfriend and their three companion animals.
Steven helps manage volunteer projects and coordinate volunteer efforts at NutritionFacts.org. He studies Sociology at a local community college and has traveled the country to raise awareness about where our food comes from and promote healthy alternatives. Steven is based out of Los Angeles and mostly enjoys spending time with his loved ones, crocheting, and volunteering to help make the world a better place.
Diana is our Translations Project Manager who comes from a telecommunications background with team coordination and management experience. She is a dedicated mother of a one year old daughter and four rescued dogs who live with her and her husband in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been following a plant-based diet for more than five years, and she loves to cook and try new recipes. In her free time, she crochets beautiful amigurumi.
Last Modified: October 12th 2016