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Food for Life: Cancer Project

39.364133, -76.6123884


Baltimore, MD 21212
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Foods and Breast Cancer Survival
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

How to Reduce Estrogen: Favoring Fiber and Finding Alternatives to Dairy
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Imagine a world where cancer rates have declined. What could cause that? It's hard to think about giving credit to things that prevent cancer. It's much easier to credit technology and innovation with early diagnosis and treatment. But PREVENTION is preferred!


A healthful diet and lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of cancer. You can make choices that lower your risk of developing cancer, or reducing the risk of recurrence if you are a cancer survivor.


Designed by physicians, dietitians, and other health experts, Food for Life classes promote healthful plant-based eating based on the latest scientific research. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients promote or discourage disease, cooking demonstrations of delicious and healthful plant-based recipes, and practical cooking skills and tips for incorporating healthful eating habits into daily life. 


According to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, plant-based diets reduce the risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Women who followed a healthful, plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains the longest had the least risk of cancer compared to those who ate less healthy foods or animal products.


The classes are being taught in collaboration with the Physicians Committee’s Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign, which encourages four simple steps to make breast cancer less likely to occur and less likely to come back once diagnosed: 

  1. Choose plant-based foods.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Limit alcohol.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.


Join this 4-week online class and learn the best foods to enjoy (and the foods to avoid) to reduce your risk of various forms of cancer. All classes include a cooking demonstration, delicious recipes, and group support.



To register, please call 410-456-5223 or email

Your instructor: Brooke Bussard, M.D.

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