The Food for Life program offers a variety of classes:
Food for Life: Cancer Project
This series covers a variety of nutrition topics and demonstrates how to prepare cancer fighting meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.
Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative
The Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative demonstrates how a plant-based diet reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Each class offers a cooking demonstration and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting meals, along with easy and affordable recipes.
Food for Life: Kids Health
The Food for Life: Kids Health program highlights the benefits of the Power Plate, which contains whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Children ages 9-12 will learn about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet while sampling delicious, kid-friendly recipes. The curriculum aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits for life.
Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health
Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help to better health. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and taste delicious, healthy dishes in a supportive group setting.
Food for Life: Healthy Basics
Healthy Basics classes highlight the economic value and health benefits of plant-based foods. Attendees discover the relationship between diet and disease, get tips on planning a budget-friendly weekly or monthly menu, and enjoy cooking demonstrations that do not require costly cooking gadgets or equipment.
Food for Life: Nutrition Essentials
Nutrition Essentials is based on the Physicians Committee’s online 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program. Class attendees will discover that the guiding principle for weight loss and good health is not restricting the amount of food they eat but rather choosing the healthiest foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. This course does not include live cooking demonstrations.
Food for Life: Spanish Diabetes Initiative / Comer para vivir: Iniciativa diabetes
Our widely successful Diabetes Initiative curriculum translated for Spanish-speakers. Each class offers a cooking demonstration and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with easy and affordable recipes.
El objetivo de este programa es apoderar a las poblaciones que tienen diabetes o preocupaciones sobre el desarrollo de la diabetes, junto con sus amigos y su familia, con la nueva información y habilidades. Cada clase ofrece una demostración de cocina, y proporciona muestras de platos deliciosos y promoción de la salud, junto con un paquete de recetas fáciles para llevar a casa.