Food for Health and Happiness

A life-changing experience.

We can’t wait to welcome you to join the six-weeks Food for Health and Happiness Studies at Avnø Højskole
January 6 to February 16, 2021


Food is an essential part of our life and well being. Yet lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease is on the rise and most people struggle to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Here is why you need to experience Food for Health and Happiness at this special school in this special period of your life.

  • A unique opportunity to learn to cook delicious vegan meals as  more than 95 % of all foods served here are vegan.
  • Increasing your level of energy and optimize your health.
  • An experience of what it feels like to be on a healthy diet.
  • A deeper understanding of your body’s signals and of course lots of inspiration to delicious food with the right carbohydrates.
  • A good balance between information and intuition on the course, generating increased awareness of the link between diet and personality, so you can create a positive interaction and break the circle if it for you has become a vicious one.
  • Discover what works for you and become free of all the doctrines that is out there regarding health and happiness. Do this – do that…
  • The course takes place in a global learning space with an inspiring environment among people, who seek a higher quality of life for themselves and the world.
  • There is no better place than Avnø to experience Nature and reconnect with your own inner nature.
  • It is always special to be part of the first group of students in the first People’s College in Denmark, which has regeneration on all levels of life as its DNA.

Which issues are you going to learn about?

Below are the course modules or themes which Food for Health and Happiness will focus on. In addition to the main course, there will be many exciting subjects you can participate in.

1. Activate your self healing powers with food, lifestyle and movement – Become friends with your body.

2. The seesaw of damage and repair – Strengthening your immune system with food to be resistant to virus, bacteria and inflammation.

3.  Hands-on cooking. A combination of healing foods, strengthening foods, detoxing foods, regenerative foods, family foods, food for children and food for enjoyment based on specific needs of the group we cook for.

4. Menu-planning.

5. A healthy relationship with food. Food and emotions. Food and stress. Eating foods. Exloring the effect of chewing and circumstances around meals.

6. Food for the Microbiom. Fermentation of various foods and vegetables.

7. Veganism. Exploring the positives and negatives for you and the greater good of all.

8. Creating a diet that works for YOU!

9. How to take the next step and develop the knowledge you’ve gained into a career.

Additional elective subjects

Gives the awareness, innovative knowledge, skills and tools for turning the environmental and climate challenges into practical solutions for sustainable job creation and healthy living in harmony with rather than on the nature.

Special focus on providing basic knowledge and practical policies for social justice, gender and generational equality and participatory democracy from below. 

Aimed at refusing to buy unnecessary things, reusing what is we already have, upcycling, repairing and regenerating by applying the concepts of do it yourself (DIY). 

Gives you the knowledge about kitchen, forests and permaculture gardening through learning by doing.  

You will learn and practice effective communication, presentation, debate and public speaking about current social and global issues of our time. 

How are you going to learn about Food for Health and Happiness?

We address the subject from many different perspectives, including presentations, dialogue, student inputs, knowledge sharing, exchange of experiences, and hands-on experiences in the kitchen and at the table. We will:

1. mix solid expert introductory inputs with active student participation leading to concrete results, e.g. improvement of personal health, energy level and quality of life as well as meals for the other students, articles, short films, multimedia presentations, exhibitions, performances, and other local or global initiatives to share the insights.

2. have attention on key current global issues of our time including the increasing amount of lifestyle diseases, compromised immune systems, stress and the inability to conceive naturally as well as the COVID 19 pandemic.

3. ensure mutually complementary learning and action modules.

4. teach in Danish with English translation by multicultural expert teachers (we expect foreign participants).


During the term, you will have the chance to prepare and share your culture at cultural evenings, cultural cafés and theme weeks. On those occasion, the local community will be invited.

Results and outcome you take back home

  • Ability to design your own healthy diet plan and have the option to  assist others in improving their approach to food.

  • Cooking skills and ability to cook for different type of situations and people will be greatly improved, hereunder your skills to safely improvise.

  • Basic knowledge about foodproduction. 

  • Knowledge of which kind of foods work for you and what doesn’t.

  • A better relationship with food and Self.

  • An expansive network of friends and colleagues from different corners of the world.

  • No more self blaming as you will have gained a greater understanding of why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

  • Knowledge of how to break a viscous food cycle if you’ve landed in one.

  • A deeper connection to Self and Nature and be more aware about how everything is interconnected, e.g. how your mindset affects your choice of food and vice versa.

  • You’ll have the option to further develop your skills as a vegan or macrobiotic chef.

About the origin and founder of Food for Health and Happiness

Kristiane Ravn Frost

Founding Director of Aima Instituttet and a founding member of the Oasis Ecovillage project and Avnø højskole.

The Health and Happiness studies is developed by Kristiane Ravn Frost to make her comprehensive approach to available for everybody at an affordable pricing.

Her own story is that her body fell apart due to stress at the age of 21. She couldn’t get a diagnosis from her medical doctor (stress wasn’t really invented those days). After 1, 5 years in agony, she learned that she could get her body-systems back in balance with food, lifestyle and meditation.

This was such an enlightening experience that she changed the course of her life and left the study of Mathematical-Economics at Århus University shortly before her masters degree to study food and lifestyle at the Kushi Institute of London.

When she began counseling and teaching in 1982, she quickly realized, that it took more than a miraculous healing for people to be motivated to hold onto a healthy lifestyle. To support people in changing negative habits and mindset, she developed a new generation of dynamic, systematic and in-depth tools in 2001. The AIMA, methods is based on her deep spiritual experiences and capable of removing subliminal programming, such as negative self images and old patterns. Once they are gone a person naturally returns to their innate positive and proactive mindset.

Kristiane has mostly been teaching in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and USA.

Please fill out the application if you want to join the Health and Happiness course.

    Please, write a short motivation letter of about 300 words including 1) Your core interests, hobbies and hopes, 2) your educational background and level, 3) your special skills and work experience 4) Your expectations to the courses and what you expect to use the experience for after completing the course.