Curious to learn how nutrition can improve  energy, reduce inflammation, reduce discomfort, and boost overall health of your whole body?  Do you desire to learn how to cook better and healthier? We got it covered! A +BC has  partnered an amazing local chef with a brilliant registered dietitian to demonstrate kitchen skills and educate us on the most nutrient dense foods. These classes are for survivors and caregivers who desire to learn how to cook and eat healthier.

Classes have limited space, so register today, and scholarships are available by contacting

2022  Schedule

Jan  11   Soups for Reducing Inflammation

Feb 22   Red Lentil Kebbeh: Heart Healthy Recipes Register Here

Mar 22  Cauliflower Steaks

Apr  12 Tofu Pad Thai

May 19 Roasted Artichokes with Lemon + Basil





I love these nutrition classes. Above and Beyond Cancer hits it out of the park. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I began to research the daylights out of nutrition and found it to be so very confusing. There is so much out there and it is almost impossible to know what is best to do. Teresa and Mary do an amazing job at cooking and leading the class. And blessed to have Lori Graff, a dietitian, at every class. She is so knowledgeable about what foods do to our body, and what spices are good for us. Everyone asks so many questions and we all learn from each other. Then we get the honor of eating all the great food they make. I typically make every single recipe that we learn about for my family. This class is worth every single penny and a must for anyone, not just for someone that has had or does have cancer. Great variety of people, food and knowledge.” – Kelly Schall

These are great classes and I don’t say that just because you get to eat everything they make! Lori’s insight into the nutritional properties of the ingredients and their importance is both informative and interesting. Teresa makes putting everything together seem very doable even for an amateur in the kitchen, and Mary brings it all together with her commentary and asking the questions no one wants to ask. These classes have definitely expanded my culinary curiosity, nutritional knowledge and made my taste buds very happy.” – Sam Carrell


Covid Policy Update: The Above + Beyond Cancer Board of Directors, at their regular Board Meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021, unanimously agreed that all individuals who teach or lead Above + Beyond Cancer directed Optimal Living Programs must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The Board of Directors also unanimously voted that all participants in Above + Beyond Cancer Optimal Living Programs, that are held in-person, also must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. These vaccine requirements include all programs that are in-person, including inside and outside programs.

In accordance with the law of the state of Iowa, employees, contractors and program participants may seek a waiver from this policy for religious or health reasons.  If you desire to seek a waiver from Above + Beyond Cancer’s COVID-19 vaccination request, please send your confidential medical or religious waiver request to the Above + Beyond Cancer Executive Director Christopher Goodale at
Participants who are unvaccinated, we strongly suggest wearing a mask while attending in- person activities.