Lifestyle as medicine. Experience what nutrition does to you.

Voeding Leeft develops and runs, lifestyle programs for people with chronic diseases, based on the idea of “Lifestyle as medicine”.  The programs are developed together with scientists, doctors, and other professionals.

Through its programs Voeding Leeft helps participants experience the impact of fresh, unprocessed food, appropriate exercise, relaxation and better sleep. Personal experience leads to positive effects and lasting changes. Voeding Leeft programs help participants find out what feeds, them in the broadest sense of the word, to discover a lifestyle that works for the long-term.

Programs (in different stages of development) exist for people with type 2 diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatism, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Reverse Diabetes 2 Now is the best known and largest program. Over 2,000 people have followed the program and of those over 90% have partially of fully reversed their type 2 diabetes. In addition the program has been shown to significantly reduce health care costs in the long term. 

Fred Foundation has designed a  ‘heatmap’ of lifestyle initiatives in The Netherlands, to sharpen our strategy on how to increase our impact in this field. Within this heatmap we selected projects and/or organisations to support, one of which is Voeding Leeft.


Fred Matser (founder)

Fred Foundation was founded by Fred Matser in 1996 to contribute to the development of a more functional society. From a vision of interconnectedness of life and circular thinking.

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