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Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

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Sancar Community Center
1609 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:30p to 9p

The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
Friday, January 21, 2022 6:30p to 9p

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Friday, January 28, 2022 6:30p to 9p

Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
Friday, February 4, 2022 6:30p to 9p

Using the Glycemic Index
Friday, February 11, 2022 6:30p to 9p

Keeping a Healthy Heart
Friday, February 18, 2022 6:30p to 9p

PCRM's Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative is being offered by Durham, NC-based Dilip Barman ( as a 6-session class January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, and 18 from 6:30-9p at the beautiful new Sancar Community Center in Chapel Hill, NC. PCRM Food for Life classes ( feature a trained instructor like Dilip who is expert at preparing whole food plant-based vegan food and discussing nutrition.


In each of the classes we begin by general discussion, watch a nutrition video, then move to the kitchen where Dilip will prepare a variety of easy, healthy, chef-designed vegan whole food plant-based dishes. Students get to eat the food as their evening meal and go home with recipes and more information.


A significant percentage of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Even for students who aren't in these categories, the class will present overall health promoting food ideas and menu planning strategies.


As Dr. Neal Barnard says, "

“A plant-based diet is a powerful tool for preventing, managing, and even reversing type 2 diabetes. Not only is this the most delicious ‘prescription’ you can imagine, but it’s also easy to follow. Unlike other diets, there’s no calorie counting, no skimpy portions, and no carb counting. Plus, all the ‘side effects’ are good ones. ”

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, President, Physicians Committee


You can read more about the PCRM Food for Life program at Our classes are evidence-based and the site is a good place to start looking at our work in diabetes.

To register, please contact Deniz Ender by email at or by phone at 919-219-2516.

Your instructor: Dilip Barman

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