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Food for Life

47.6471882, -122.5253439

Bainbridge Island , WA 98110
United States

Class Dates

Smart Cooking Amid COVID-19: Immune-Boosting Foods (online)
Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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With all of the scary headlines today, there may be no better time to consider switching to a diet that can help boost your immune system and lower your risk of chronic diseases that make people more susceptible to the ravages of COVID-19.

This first in a series of four online classes will  help you make colorful, scrumptious meals rich in protective compounds and immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and zinc.

Instructors Nancy Travis and health coach Cindy Thompson will also explain the science behind low-fat, plant-based diets. Plant-based foods are naturally low in fat and chock-full of fiber, and they are filled with immune-boosting antioxidants and phytochemicals. These foods can prevent and sometimes even reverse diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases — all risk factors for developing serious complications from COVID-19. There is scientific research showing that vegetarians have approximately double the natural killer cell activity than non-vegetarians have.


  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. The class will include an educational video, a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 
  • After you register, you will receive an email with a link and password for the Zoom conference. You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer without needing to download a program. If your computer does not have a microphone, you can ask questions via phone or by typing into a chat function. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.
  • The classes in this series are all two-hour sessions beginning at 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, one week apart. Though you need to sign up for each class individually,  they work fine as stand alone classes if you can't make the whole series.   

Instructor Bios:

Nancy Travis

As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website,

Cindy Thompson

Cindy Thompson wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to work with people and organizations to reach their health and wellness goals. She is a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. She is a licensed instructor for Food for Life and a Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. Her website is


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