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Food for Life: Let's Beat Breast Cancer

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Monthly Wellness Information Network “They All Matter” Cancer Awareness Month
A Virtual Online Forum
Chicago, IL 60621
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join- virtual online presentation:


Food for Life: Breast Cancer Prevention and Survival- (Class 1 & 2):


Guest speaker/ presenter at online event at Advocates for Community Monthly Wellness Information Network:

 “They All Matter” Cancer Awareness Month

A Virtual Online Forum


 Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Introduction: How Foods Fight Cancer & Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods”


- Introduction bio and PCRM Food for Life

- Overview of materials & resources

- Video and review of the Quiz handouts

- Cooking demonstration, Recipe and Handouts


Class 1:  Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer live longer, healthier lives. The National Cancer Institute research shows that as much as 33% of cancer risk may be related to diet. In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as prevent a recurrence.
Class 2: Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
Dietary fat not only hinders the immune system, it also drives hormone production, which can mean higher rates of hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. Fiber helps your body rid itself of toxins, waste hormones, excess cholesterol, chemicals, and other undesirables. It is especially important in helping the immune system function properly, as well as facilitating the removal of waste from the body. Without fiber in the diet, these excess compounds are often reabsorbed into the bloodstream, leading to a possible increased risk of cancer. Steering clear of meat, dairy products, fried foods, and other fatty fare is an important first step in preventing and surviving cancer. The easiest way to be healthy is to build your meals from foods that are naturally low in fat and to use cooking methods that do not require added fats or oils. In this class you will learn how to prepare delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.

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Your instructor: Nancy Rodriguez