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Food for Life: Let's Beat Breast Cancer

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Cabrillo College Extension
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Foods and Breast Cancer Survival
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Let’s Beat Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Current statistics predict that during our lifetime, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer - the other 7 women will worry about it. Research has shown that more than 1/3 of all cancer deaths in the US are due to poor diet, yet many people are unaware of this connection; many think it’s about genetics. Yet 87% of women with breast cancer do not have a single first degree relative with cancer, and around 80% have no affected relatives at all!  But wait!  The good news is that research shows women who embrace a healthy lifestyle - one that includes a shift in diet away from meat and dairy to a whole food, plant-based diet, along with exercise, no smoking and no alcohol, slash their breast cancer risk significantly.  And guess what else? By adopting a healthy plant-based diet, not only will you reduce your risk for breast cancer, but also other cancers, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and other chronic illness - even COVID-19!  How’s that for an all-in-one package?! 


So come to this Food for Life class and learn proactive measures you can start right now to reduce your risk and improve survival!  The first four classes include information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage growth of cancers of all types (including breast cancer). The final class focuses specifically on foods relevant to breast cancer risk reduction and survival.

The intended audience of this class series are cancer survivors, their family and friends, as well as anyone looking to prevent cancer. These classes are not intended for individuals currently going through active cancer treatment.


Each two-hour class features the showing of a video of health professionals presenting evidence-based science, group discussion in a supportive environment, practical cooking tips and demonstrations, and the opportunity to taste easy-to-make, delicious plant-based dishes that you can make at home.


Classes meet for 5 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6PM-8PM, October 4 - November 1, 2022 in the Stroke Center kitchen, on the Cabrillo College campus, Rm HW1119.

Early registration prior to September 9, 2022 will be $185 for the 5 classes;  Registration after Sept. 9th will be $195 for the 5 classes.

An additional $40 material and supplies fee will be payable to the instructor at the 1st class.

To register, please call (831) 479-6331

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Your instructor: Susan Lavelle