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Aug. 18 – Sept. 15, 2015 | The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

 

Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease. The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing the disease, along with their friends and family members, with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.

When:

  • Aug. 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Lecture by Neal Barnard, M.D.

  • Aug. 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes

  • Sept. 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart

  • Sept. 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

  • Sept. 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control

Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights:

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

Metro:

If you take the metro, the Physicians Committee office is 2 blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer St. exit.

Parking:

If you drive, there is free (2 hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison St., Harrison St., etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison St.

Please contact Tara Kemp at 202-527-7314 or tkemp@pcrm.org for questions or to reserve a spot.


September 9, 2015 | The Diabetes Perspectives Summit


FREE & online starting September 9, 2015

Featuring interviews with Neal Barnard, M.D. and Caroline Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FAANP

Sign up today!


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September 11-13, 2015 | P-POD National Conference

 

The annual national Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference series is intended to offer an evidence-based look at how the risks of society’s major preventable diseases may be affected, and reduced, by certain plant-based approaches to eating.

For more information and to register, visit their website here.


Sept. 22 – Oct. 20, 2015 | The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival

 

Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping cancer survivors to live longer, healthier lives. Numerous studies have shown that a diet built from plant foods offers the most cancer-fighting protection of any diet plan. Reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research show that as much as 40 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet. The Food for Life: Cancer Project classes offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In the Food for Life: Cancer classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes.

When:

  • Sept. 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Lecture by Neal Barnard, M.D.

  • Sept. 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer

  • Oct. 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods

  • Oct. 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives

  • Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control

Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights:

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

Metro:

If you take the metro, the Physicians Committee office is 2 blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer St. exit.

Parking:

If you drive, there is free (2 hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison St., Harrison St., etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison St.

Please contact Tara Kemp at 202-527-7314 or tkemp@pcrm.org for questions or to reserve a spot.


Nov. 3 – Dec. 8, 2015 | Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health

 

Want to lose weight, lower cholesterol or blood pressure, control diabetes, or improve your overall health? Join us for The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes and learn about the many benefits of a plant-based diet. The FFL Kickstart Your Health classes offer a chance to discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In the classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

When:

  • Nov. 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Lecture by Neal Barnard, M.D.

  • Nov. 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Power of Your Plate

  • Nov. 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Let's Go!

  • Nov. 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Getting in Gear

  • Dec. 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Breaking the Food Seduction

  • Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights:

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

Metro:

If you take the metro, the Physicians Committee office is 2 blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer St. exit.

Parking:

If you drive, there is free (2 hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison St., Harrison St., etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison St.

Please contact Tara Kemp at 202-527-7314 or tkemp@pcrm.org for questions or to reserve a spot.

 

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On Aug. 9, members joined Neal Barnard, M.D. in the Hamptons to show their support for the Physicians Committee.

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