Rouxbe Announces its Distinguished Advisory Board to Create Culinary & Nutrition Solutions to Fight Global Disease Epidemic

Rouxbe is very honored to announce its newly formed Health & Wellness Advisory Board, comprised of esteemed scientists, leading medical doctors, innovative dieticians, and visionary healthcare leaders. They will join together with Rouxbe in an effort to create original, scalable, technological solutions for improving health through culinary and nutrition education.

They will also provide insights and advice on how to improve upon current acclaimed tools like Culinary Rx; a prescribable 60-day online cooking and nutrition course that helps people transition to a more health-supported diet, with a focus on whole food plant-based meals. Culinary Rx has had over 2,100 healthcare professionals, patients and/or clients who have enrolled in the program since its launch in late 2015 having achieved some great overall health outcomes for those who have enrolled:

  • 99% recommend Culinary Rx to others
  • 92% gained confidence in their cooking ability
  • 89% motivated to adopt better overall healthier habits
  • 52% have more reported energy
  • 50% lowered their weight during the course
  • 43% reducing meat consumption and increasing plant-based foods
  • 30% making the shift to 100% plant-based diet

To read healthcare professional and patient feedback, please read more here:

“The direct link between rising obesity and disease rates and the consumption of unhealthy meals outside the home highlights the need for easily accessible educational tools to help people learn how to prepare health supportive meals at home—saving money and their lives at the same time.” Scott Stoll M.D, Chief Medical Director at Rouxbe.

According to the surgeon general more than 75% of the burden of chronic disease is related to poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. The Rouxbe Cooking School is uniquely positioned through their online learning management system to deliver scalable culinary educational solutions that will help to combat the growing global epidemic. Rouxbe worked in partnership with The Plantrician Project to create the first prescribable online educational tool used by healthcare professionals to assist their patients in disease prevention, treatment, and remission.

The 2017 board members include:

Marcy Madrid, Visionary VP of planning and marketing at Midland Health who spearheaded a Hospital and community wide effort to implement holistic care and plant based nutrition.

Brendan Byrne, MD>, Chief innovation officer at Telus health and expert in genomics and personalized medicine.

Neal Barnard, MD, Founder and President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and New York Times best-selling author of 18 books and 70 scientific articles, host of 4 PBS television programs, and adjunct professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and president of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, Clinical professor at University of California San Francisco, Pioneering researcher, New York Times best-selling author, International leader in lifestyle medicine.

Jeff Moyer, Organic Farming Expert, Executive Director at Rodale Institute and world renowned authority in organic agriculture.

Julianna Hever MS RD, Best-selling author, television star, and plant-based advocate she has authored numerous books and scientific articles and is a coveted speaker internationally.

Bob Ellis, DO, PhD, Integrative oncologist and leader in holistic practice principle for cancer care and prevention, he is the author of numerous scientific articles, speaker and staff physician at Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Scott Stoll, Best-selling author, Olympian, leader, and founder of the Plantrician Project and International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, Chief Medical Director of Health and Wellness at Rouxbe.

Dr. Hans Diehl, Chosen as one of Americas 20 superheroes of health he is a best-selling author and clinical professor of preventative medicine at Loma Linda and creator of the CHIP program that has touched the lives of more than 70,000 people to date.

Dr. Sal Lacagnina, VP of Health and Wellness for Lee Health in Florida, he has championed the health and wellness preventative care program for more than 10,000 employees and family members.

Dr. Columbus Batiste, Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Riverside and known as the “Healthy Heart Doc” he is a leader in nutrition and holistic care for cardiac diseases.  

Dr. Michael Klaper, Luminary, author, international speaker and leader in clinical protocols for intensive lifestyle intervention with a whole food plant based diet.

From all of us here at the Rouxbe Cooking School, welcome. We  look forward to working with you.