Dr. Annie Fenn is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist specialized in menopausal health. After practicing medicine for more than 20 years in Jackson, WY, she realized that helping people change their diet was more effective at improving health than prescriptions. She traded her stethoscope for an apron and went to study culinary arts around the world.
In 2015, Dr. Fenn founded the Brain Health Kitchen, an evidence-based online resource about how and what to eat to resist cognitive decline. The Brain Health Kitchen Cooking School, founded in 2017, is focused on the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through nutrition. Students learn brain-friendly cooking techniques, which foods are neuroprotective, and which foods accelerate cognitive decline. She travels around the country to give lectures about the impact that lifestyle and diet have on Alzheimer’s risk.
Dr. Fenn serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Hilarity For Charity where she contributes nutritional content for caregivers. She partners with Maria Shriver and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to help fund grants for female-specific dementia research. Dr. Fenn serves on the board of Hole Food Rescue and partners with her local hospital to provide a novel community-based dementia prevention program.