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Food For Life

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, July 11th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
  • Tuesday, July 25th, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tuesday, August 1st, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control

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What the Health

What the Health screening
Tuesday, June 27
AMC Aviation 12
1200 S Stiles St, Linden, NJ
Followed by a Q&A with local physician Dr. Michelle McMacken, who appears extensively in the film.

Physicians Committee's 2017 Summer Speaker Series

Vegan Mos - Dr. Neal Barnard

Friday, June 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m. - SOLD OUT

The Vegan Mos, featuring their new cookbook, NYC Vegan! Expect a lively conversation and Q-and-A with the authors.

Wednesday, July 12 - SOLD OUT

Dr. Neal Barnard speaks from his new book, The Cheese Trap!

Speaker Series events are free but space is limited.



Tuesday, July 25

CarbonWorks at the Naro Theater

The Naro theater presents CarbonWorks, a genre-breaking blend of rock, jazz, classical, and Eastern music led by Dr. Neal Barnard and performed by 16 amazing musicians, appearing in a dozen videos that explore music and human nature.

The evening will also feature Sex, Dopamine, and Rock 'n Roll, a commentary by Dr. Barnard, plus a live performance by Martha Roebuck and the Harbor Quartet. Tickets are $12. CDs will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event benefit the lifesaving work of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

7 p.m.: Doors open; meet the band
7:30 p.m.: Program begins

1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517

Wednesday, June 28

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard at Barnes & Noble: 6 to 7:30 p.m. E.T.

Barnard & Noble, VA Beach Town Center, 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
There is no need to RSVP and no cost to attend.

Plant-based diets are associated with improvements in metabolic health outcomes and a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Dr. Barnard provides a template to test-drive a plant-based diet in his 18th book,The Cheese Trap.

Tuesday, July 18

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard in Fargo, ND

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble
1201 42 ST S
Fargo, ND 58103

Fargo native Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., returns to his hometown with a prescription for a dairy-free, plant-based vegan diet. Dr. Barnard will highlight the latest research in plant-based nutrition and encourage those interested in a plant-based vegan diet to give it a try.

Dr. Barnard will sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap, following the lecture. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP.

ICNM 2017

July 28-29, 2017
Calling all doctors, nurses, and dietitians! Join the Physicians Committee and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for our fifth annual continuing education conference.

Food for Life Certification Training

Apply to attend the Fall 2017 Food for Life certification training to become licensed to teach the Physicians Committee’s award-winning Food for Life nutrition and cooking class program in your community.

Wed., Sept. 20- Fri., Sept. 22
Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, DC
The application deadline is Mon., June 12.

*Limited to 25 participants