Translating Nutrition Research into Community Education: A Workshop for Implementing Diet-Related Chronic Disease Curricula
Food for Life Training: Apply
Please read on and apply to become an instructor if you are:
Not affiliated with an organization or institution (i.e., independent)
Intending to teach at several venues in your community
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Ideal applicants have:
Passion for promoting plant-based nutrition for general good health, as well as cancer, diabetes, and/or obesity prevention and treatment
Superb oral presentation skills
Personal adherence to a plant-based, meat-free, and dairy-free diet (required)
Strong cooking and food preparation
Strong organizational skills
Strong business/entrepreneurial skills
Knowledge of plant-based nutrition and/or experience delivering nutrition recommendations preferred, but not required
Willingness and ability to market the Food for Life classes in your community, secure venues/audiences, and handle various administrative details such as registration and coordination with the Food for Life team
A means of transportation for food shopping
An e-mail address and access to the Internet
- The time and financial means to attend a three-day training in Washington, D.C. (see training fees)
Food for Life Program Instructor Training Fee: $599
To learn about the benefits of being an instructor, click here.
To apply, review the requirements above and if you meet these requirements, download, complete, and submit the following:
Food for Life Instructor Application (PDF).
Having trouble submitting your application? If you continue to have trouble submitting your application, please print it out, scan, and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 202-527-7401.
Windows users: When you have completed your application, you must click on the "Submit" button at the very end of the application and check for a .FDF file attachment. Print your completed application for safe keeping. Simply clicking the “Submit” button does not automatically send your application. A dialog box should open asking if you would like to use a desktop or online email operation. You will know your application has been submitted if you hit send on an email with all application pieces (application, resume, and video link) included. DO NOT SAVE YOUR APPLICATION AS A .PDF FILE. You will lose all entered information.
Mac users: When you have completed your application, save/print your application as a .PDF file. The “Submit” button will not work for users accessing the application on a Mac computer.
A résumé with references
A short video (three to five minutes) of yourself doing a cooking demonstration. The video can be homemade and can be a staged cooking class attended by family and friends. The video must be submitted via YouTube or website link and must be submitted with your completed application. No CDs, DVDs, or video cassette tapes accepted.
Application Submission Options
E-mail a scanned version of your application, résumé, and a link to a YouTube video or website video posting to email@example.com.
Fax your application materials to 202-527-7401.
Postal mail your application to:
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Attn: Food for Life Program (Spring 2012 Training)
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20016
Application Review Process
Top candidates will participate in a phone interview conducted by the Food for Life program team. Applicants accepted to the program will receive notification via email. The accepted applicant must then remit full payment for the Food for Life New Instructor Training within six weeks of receipt of the program acceptance notification. Accepted applicants will be invited to attend the three-day training, part of which will include conducting a 30-minute live cooking demonstration at PCRM’s headquarters.
How to Reapply
To reapply to be a Food for Life cooking instructor, you must complete a new application and resubmit a video. Please review the requirements above and if you still meet these requirements, download, complete, and submit the application along with your résumé and video.
If you have questions about the position, read FAQs about the position here.
If you have additional questions that cannot be answered by the FAQs, contact the Food for Life program team:
Educational Programs and Marketing Director