Rebecca Katz, MS

Rebecca Katz, MS, is a nationally-recognized expert on the role of food in supporting health for the chronically ill. Ms. Katz has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, and received her culinary training from New York's Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. She works closely with patients, physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to teach them how to include the powerful tool of nutrient-dense food to optimize health. She is the Executive Chef for the two premier nutrition and health CME conferences: The University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine’s Nutrition and Health: State of the Science & Clinical Applications conference, and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine's Food as Medicine and CancerGuides® Professional Training Programs, which attracts the country's top cancer wellness physicians, nurses, social workers, and researchers.

Rebecca is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which is dedicated to transforming lives through translating nutritional science to the plate. She is also visiting chef and nutrition educator at Commonweal's Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, which offers intensive self-care programs for cancer patients and their caregivers.

Rebecca is the author of the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big- Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Second Edition). Her third and most recent book, The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age- Busting Power Foods (Ten Speed Press, 2013), has received wide critical acclaim.