About Oldways

We’re a nonprofit dedicated to improving public health by inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating—heritage-based diets high in taste, nourishment, sustainability, and joy. 

Since 1990, we’ve helped people live healthier, happier lives by offering educational programs, resources, and recipes based on shared cultural food traditions from around the world. It’s a mission we take great joy in, one with proven nutritional and emotional benefits.  If you’ve visited a farmer’s market, dined out, or shopped in a supermarket in the last 30 years, you’ve likely experienced the positive impact of our passion. 

Our programs include the Whole Grains Council, Culinary Travel, as well as the education and celebration of African, Asian, Latin American, Mediterranean, and Vegetarian/Vegan cultural eating traditions.