Tune In to Food for Life TV
PCRM’s online video diabetes support group is such a huge hit that the program is expanding. The new Food for Life TV offers free educational information on diet and disease, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, as well as cooking demonstrations and group support for anyone looking to lose weight, lower cholesterol, or simply improve his or her health.
Each 30-minute show focuses on a different topic and usually includes a lecture by PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., as well as a cooking demonstration by chefs and nutritionists. Class discussions range from the science behind type 2 diabetes to the dollars and cents of healthy eating to how foods can help fight headaches and migraines.
PCRM nutritionists and health counselors answer nutrition questions from the online audience, share success stories from participants who have adopted a healthy vegan diet, and demonstrate how to make easy and healthful recipes such as Mediterranean Salad with Balsamic Syrup Vinaigrette and Fiesta Salad. Classes have featured guest lecturers and chefs, including chef Robyn Webb and nutrition expert and author Brenda Davis, R.D.
The free classes air Thursdays at 8 p.m., EST, and again on Saturdays at 1 p.m. To watch previous classes or to receive e-mail updates and a weekly reminder, please visit FoodForLifeTV.org.