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Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health

The Power of Food for Weight Management

In a public health climate where more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and millions have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.

This curriculum is based on PCRM's successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program. The Kickstart has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals. Depending on one's perspective, the Kickstart is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, it's the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.

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 our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

This is a FREE class series, participants must register to attend. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20016.

Class Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Introduction lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians
  • Tuesday, May 29, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate
  • Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Let's Go!
  • Tuesday, June 12, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Getting in Gear
  • Tuesday, June 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Vegan This: A plant Based Nutrition Support Group meeting (at Woodrow Wilson High School)
  • Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Breaking the Food Seduction
  • Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Start Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
End Date:   Tuesday, July 3, 2018

5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016



Vegan This!

Join us June 19 for Vegan This! a monthly plant-based nutrition support group fueled by the Physicians Committee to give you the support you need to thrive on a vegan diet in the DMV area.

Save these dates:

  • June 19, 2018

Dinner, lecture, and book signing with Dr. Neal Barnard!

Wed, June 6, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Enjoy a lecture by Dr. Barnard and an organic, whole plant dinner at GreenFare, based on recipes from Dr. Barnard’s new book Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes.

$25 of the proceeds will go to support PCRM’s work. Please consider an additional donation that will be matched up to $10k.