About Cook for Your Life

Teaching healthy cooking to people touched by cancer.

In July 2019 Cook for Your Life became part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), a cancer research institute based in Seattle, Washington.

Since 2007, Cook for Your Life has grown to become an extensive online resource dedicated to teaching healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. Our website has been dedicated to providing healthy recipes, news features and video cooking demonstrations to promote healthy eating among the wider cancer community of patients, survivors and caregivers.

In this next chapter, Fred Hutch will continue to support the Cook for Your Life mission and expand its impact while advancing research in cancer prevention and survivorship.

Our Story

Cook for Your Life was founded in 2007 by Ann Ogden Gaffney, a two-time cancer survivor who left her career in the fashion industry to launch a cooking website offering healthy recipes and cooking tips for people touched by cancer.

Shortly after launching Cook for Your Life, Ann began a decade-long collaboration with Dr. Heather Greenlee, an epidemiologist and integrative medicine researcher now with Fred Hutch. This collaboration led to National Cancer Institute-funded studies on how nutrition interventions can promote positive changes among Latina breast cancer survivors.

Cook for Your Life became part of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in July 2019. Fred Hutch plans to further Cook for Your Life’s mission and expand its impact while advancing research in cancer prevention and survivorship. Home to the first NCI-funded cancer prevention research program in the United States, Fred Hutch researchers have vast expertise in the fields of cancer prevention, population health, clinical research and basic science. Together with Ann’s ongoing contributions and collaboration, Fred Hutch will continue to offer Cook for Your Life readers science-based culinary and nutritional information through healthy recipes and information on healthy lifestyle habits.

Our Staff

Nathalie Beremejo

Office Administrator

Ann Ogden Gaffney

Founder and Healthy Cooking Advocate

Click here to read more about Ann and why she started Cook For Your LIFE

Annette Mia Flores

Social Media Director

Annette Mia is the point of contact for all things Instagram and Pinterest related at Cook For Your Life and Cook For Your Life Español. Coming to NYC after... graduating from Texas State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she founded a non-profit production company that produces viral videos, short films, and TV pilots. She has overseen the social media content for NYC restaurants and food-based companies and was the project manager for the app LiveDish. She is very involved in the local food scene, incorporating her filmmaking and marketing skills to create a community of food lovers.

Contact: aflores@fredhutch.org

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Megan Miller

Project Manager, MEd, MPH

Kate Ueland, MS, RD

Dietitian

Margarita Santiago-Torres, PhD

Staff Scientist

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD

Director/Principal Investigator
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