Parent Organization: Kansas University Medical Center

Food is Medicine (FIM) is a vibrant, student-run, campus-wide organization that seeks to promote healthful eating of whole foods for the prevention and treatment of disease. This mission has manifested in the creation of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) open to all students, faculty, and staff on campus, the beginnings of a KUMC campus garden and orchard, volunteer days on local farms, and member potlucks.

Our Food Grabs program provides organic fruit to students in Dykes Library, Kirmayer Fitness Center, and the Office of Student Life weekly. We have a student garden with individual plots which students generally plant in the spring during monthly work days. Finally, we host Simple Suppers for Students wherein the ingredients, kitchen, and instruction are provided to help students create a delicious, nutritious meal. These cooking classes also inspired use to start a new program called Simple Snacks for Students! Food Is Medicine promotes healthy snacking on campus by giving samples of a snack with its corresponding recipe.

We'd love to engage more like-minded students. If you are interested in taking part in any of these activities, would like to suggest future events, or simply wish to join in our celebration of life through the sharing of food with other foodies, please join us or send an email to foodismedicine@kumc.edu with your name, program, and interest to be added to our listserv.

When are your officer elections held?

Officers are appointed.