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Upcoming Events

Food For Life Cancer Project

Food for Life: Cancer Project

What can you expect from the Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival?

The class series covers a variety of cancer-related nutrition topics and demonstrates how to prepare several meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.

This is a FREE class series, each participant must register to attend, and we encourage you to attend as many classes as possible. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016

Class Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 3, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: How Foods Fight Cancer
  • Tuesday, October 10, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Fueling up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Discovering Meat and Dairy Alternatives
  • Tuesday, October 24, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight

Start Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
End Date:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from eight percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. 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 diabetes, 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.

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, November 7th, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physician
  • Tuesday, November 14th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • Tuesday, November 21st, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Understanding the Glycemic Index
  • Tuesday, December 19th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Making it Work for You

Start Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

Registration opens October 17

Dr. Neal Barnard - Music & Medicine
Featuring the music videos of CarbonWorks



October 19, 7pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

A fun, unique event! World-renowned health expert, Dr. Neal Barnard, will present commentary on medicine and music and the evening will feature the music videos of CarbonWorks, his genre-breaking band that blends rock, jazz, classical, and Eastern sounds. Dr. Barnard is joined by 16 amazing musicians in a dozen videos that explore music, human nature, and our relationship with animals and the planet. Dr. Barnard is also the president and founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.


An evening with Dr. Neal Barnard and John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO

Dr. Neal Barnard and John Mackey

October 23, 6 pm
Homewood Suites
4250 N. Campbell Ave.
St. Phillips Plaza in Tucson

Please join Sheryl and Bob Greenberg for an evening for the Physicians Committee on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard will be presenting the latest updates on our work and we are pleased to welcome special guest John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. A delicious dinner will be catered by local favorite Lovin’ Spoonfuls.