By Anne Levin
Since founding the Suppers program 14 years ago at her Princeton kitchen table, Dorothy Mullen has helped hundreds of people feel better by teaching them how to avoid processed foods and environmental toxins, and embrace a healthier way of eating to fuel the body and brain. The nonprofit has grown to a network of support groups with more than 30 trained facilitators, who currently hold 23 meetings a month where members cook together, eat together, and share stories and experiences.
Now Suppers is facing a sobering next step. Mullen was diagnosed in early April with stage IV lung cancer, and has elected to forgo treatment. Instead, she is at home, currently on hospice but receiving visitors for an hour each evening, and helping plan for Suppers to carry on her vision without her.
Before founding Suppers, Mullen was involved in the creation of vegetable gardens for Princeton Public Schools (PPS). The Board of Education was to honor her at its meeting Tuesday night, July 16, with a special proclamation. more