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Translating Nutrition Research into Community Education: A Workshop for Implementing Diet-Related Chronic Disease Curricula

Apply Today to Attend PCRM’s Spring 2012 Food for Life Training


Apply to the 2015
FFL Training

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We will be accepting 70 new instructors for this training.



Important Dates

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Application Review Period: April 20-June 12, 2015
Training Acceptance Notifications: June 12, 2015
Payment Training Fee Deadline: July 19, 2015
Next Instructor Training: Wednesday, August 19- Friday, August 21, 2015

Food for Life Training: Overview

Read about a student's life-changing experience at the Physicians Committee's Food for Life training >

Once accepted, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the following at the training:

  • Certification to teach the Physicians Committee Food for Life class modules focused on healthful eating for cancer and diabetes prevention and survival, weight management, and children

  • Continuing education credits in the amount of 20 credit hours have been approved for nurses and dietitians

  • Nutrition research lectures by Physicians Committee experts, including Neal Barnard, M.D., with the latest research on plant-based nutrition for disease prevention and survival

  • Tips and techniques presented by an accomplished Food for Life instructor on best practices for conducting classes

  • Live nutrition and cooking class presentation by a seasoned instructor

  • Premium quality cookware from Food for Life program sponsors, Vitamix (instructors and Educational Alliance Program partners) and Saladmaster (instructors only) to teach classes

  • On-going support and resources from the Physicians Committee's headquarters after the training

  • Complimentary breakfasts and lunches (exceptions noted in the agenda)

Earn Professional Education Credits

This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 20.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU).

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


August 19-21, 2015




Embassy Suites, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington DC 20015


Continuing education and certified training program to teach cancer, diabetes, weight management, and kids’ classes for the Food for Life program.


Apply by downloading the appropriate application materials (i.e., fees, video submission, etc.).


70 spaces are available at the trainings for individuals and institution representatives. Sponsors, Saladmaster and Vitamix, will also be present.


The Physicians Committee needs instructors in: San Francisco Bay area, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Richmond, Denver, Idaho, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming. We are accepting and reviewing all applications from all areas, including those not listed here.



Food for Life Instructor

Food for Life Educational Alliance Program Partner

Apply for this if you are

  • Seeking to be an independent, “freelance” cooking instructor
  • Not affiliated with or sponsored by a company or organization to teach the program in your community
  • Seeking to teach at multiple venues in your community
  • The owner of an organization/ company that will add the program to its offerings
  • The representative of your employer or affiliated with an organization/company for which you will be teaching the program
  • Seeking to teach exclusively through your company/ employer, not at other venues

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