Green Mountain at Fox Run Adds Food as Medicine Approach to Its Pioneering Program to Help Women Who Struggle with Losing Weight

12/22/2009 - Press Release

By: Marsha J. Hudnall, MS, RD, CD

Ludlow, Vermont, December 14, 2009 – Some women just can’t seem to lose unhealthy fat no matter how hard they try. And they try hard. Everything from food cravings and fatigue to unexplained aches and pains derail their healthy lifestyle efforts every time.  
To help women like this, Green Mountain at Fox Run is adding a Food as Medicine component to its pioneering non-diet healthy lifestyle program. Beginning with a 3-day workshop January 6-9, 2010, the Food as Medicine component utilizes a functional medicine approach that addresses individual health challenges by exploring genetic, environmental and lifestyle interactions that influence long-term health and chronic disease. 
“We are seeing increasing numbers of motivated women who are committed to improving their health and weight with a healthy lifestyle but just don’t get the results we expect,” says
Alan H. Wayler, PhD, nutritional metabolism expert and executive director of Green Mountain. “Our Food as Medicine program will help these women explore what is standing in the way of their success, which can include individual genetic and metabolic differences as well as food sensitivities. It’s the first step in tailoring a plan to address their unique needs.”
Green Mountain’s Food as Medicine component is directed by Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS, CD, who has extensive experience in helping women lose weight healthfully without dieting. On staff at Green Mountain for 25 years, Hudnall is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Dietitians in Functional Medicine practice group of The American Dietetic Association. She was recently named to the board of the Binge Eating Disorder Association.
“The use of food as medicine offers tremendous potential for helping women achieve their health and weight goals,” says Hudnall. “It takes our intuitive eating program to a deeper level, to help the women who come to us discover the foods that make them feel best. When we discover that, eating well becomes a “want to,” rather than a “have to.” That speaks volumes for a woman’s ability to put a healthy eating and living program in place permanently.”
Mark Logan, MD, founder and medical director of Sanctuary Integrative Medicine, will serve as medical consultant for the program. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Logan is a Fellow in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine.
For additional information about Green Mountain’s Food as Medicine program, contact Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS, CD or visit


About Green Mountain at Fox Run – A residential healthy living retreat for women only, Green Mountain was founded in 1973 by a registered dietitian who understood that diets don’t work long before the phrase became cliché. In the past four decades, Green Mountain has helped thousands of women learn how to eat instead of starve, move their bodies for pleasure and physical well-being, and manage stress and negative self-image for health and healthy weights. Other special programs include week-long programs for managing Type 2 diabetes, presented jointly with the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, and programs for managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Green Mountain supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach.

Press Contact: 

Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS, CD
Green Mountain at Fox Run
[email protected]