About Processed-Free America

Processed-Free America

Processed-Free America (PFA aka the Center for Processed-Free Living) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood and adult obesity through nutrition education to both young and old, teaching the health effects of processed foods and the healing properties of whole foods.

To naturally reduce body weight, in addition to a regular fitness regimen, PFA suggests eliminating processed foods from your diet, most notably refined white flour and sugar, artificial sweeteners, and other chemical food additives. It’s the philosophy that co-founder Dee McCaffrey adopted to lose and maintain a 100 pound weight loss for more than 20 years.

Our Vision:

Eliminate childhood and adult obesity through empowerment, education and courage.

Our Mission:

Processed-Free America is committed to providing education, support services, and an environment that supports living without processed foods; thereby helping to eliminate childhood and adult obesity. It’s mission is to offer a sustainable, healthy lifestyle based on accurate scientific data where people of all ages can discover the personal power to improve health, lose weight and keep it off.

Our Values:

  • Serve and Empower
  • Foster Hope and Wellness
  • Create Change with Courage and Compassion


What We Do:

We Teach Kids Healthy Eating

Since 2007, Processed-Free America has been teaching children how to eat more healthfully at Boys and Girls Clubs across Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. Each session integrates nutrition activities, hands-on food preparation, and of course eating!  The objective of the series is to acquaint students with the fundamentals of preparing foods, kitchen safety and hygiene, the taste, aesthetics, and nutritive value of plant-based whole foods.  Each student keeps a journal in which he or she records vocabulary words, nutritional information, observations, and recipes.

We Teach You How to Teach This Program

We have 9 hours of online instruction that teaches you how to teach both children and adults how to eat more healthfully and processed-free. If you’d like to know more about being a Certified Processed-Free™ Facilitator, click here.

We Educate You Every Week

Every week, Processed-Free America provides the popular podcast Diet Science, which was nominated at the Podcast Awards in 2007, 2009, and 2011 for best podcast in its class. To listen to these fun, informative, and always current programs, go to: podcasts.

We Educate Our Government

We gathered and submitted over 900 signatures on a petition to ask the FDA to ban some of our most harmful food additives. To know more about this, click here. If you believe Processed-Free America would be a good partner in your non-profit’s fight against processed foods, contact us at info@processedfreeamerica.org.

We Organize and Support Processed-Free Support Groups

Processed-Free America supports a network of Processed-Free Support Groups throughout the United States and Canada.  For more information, click Support Groups or select the “Support Groups” tab above. We also have a message board where people from around the world have each other’s support as they transition away from processed foods. To join, go to Dee’s Forum.

We Appreciate Your Support

We are a non-profit 501(C)3 [EIN: 51-0606724] and appreciate your private donations.  To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.