People who facilitate Suppers meetings enjoy that “helper’s high”, the joy that comes from playing an important role
in another person’s healing process. But in order to help rather than innocently sabotage another person’s efforts to
change, there are a few things you’ll need to learn about facilitating meetings. The documents below will steer you in
the right direction.
The role of facilitator evolved out of years of researching groups as well as trial and error running meetings. As we
sought to create maximum room for members to heal through lifestyle change, three cornerstone features emerged:
1. Our only dietary bias is in favor of whole food.
2. We actively practice non-judgment.
3. We tolerate no commercial messages or profit-making activity.
This otherwise flexible program allows groups to form around whatever is most important to you and the people you
serve. What will your meeting be like? You may choose to facilitate a meeting around a shared health challenge (like
Suppers for Stable Blood Sugar or Suppers for Sobriety) or a mutual interest in a certain way of eating (like raw
food, omnivorous or vegetarian). You may explore whole food preparation and lifestyle change as we do at general
Suppers meetings, where we do food experiments and observations to help people identify what suits their body’s needs
best. Or perhaps you’ll facilitate a meeting in your workplace.
Whatever the case, you’ll need a few materials to run your meetings and understand what it means to be a Suppers facilitator.
Suggested Leader Script
Greeter's Welcome Handout