Classes and Events

Classes and events at Barnard Medical Center

For BMC Patients: Weekly Nutrition Classes

Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Do you want to learn more about plant-based nutrition?

As a Barnard Medical Center patient, you are offered the opportunity to join a highly supportive and interactive group class. The classes are led by registered dietitians and cover a variety of nutrition topics over a 12-week period. It is preferred that you register for the class series prior to class 1, but open enrollment is provided.

To register, please call the Barnard Medical Center at (202) 527-7500 or speak with someone at the front desk.

Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

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 8 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.

Class Dates:

Tuesday, March 7th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes

Tuesday, March 21th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart

Tuesday, March 28th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Tuesday, April 4th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control


Location and Hours

5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite #401
Washington, D.C. 20016

202-527-7400 (fax)

Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call for an appointment.