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Food for Life: Nutrition Essentials

The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition for Health

Nutrition Essentials—based on the Physicians Committee’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program —is about making a qualitative, as opposed to quantitative, shift in the way we eat. Class attendees will discover the guiding principle for weight loss and good health is not restricting the amount of food they eat, but rather choosing the right foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

Attendees may experience clinical benefits such as lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, and lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood. Results are likely to be immediate and impressive!


  • Kickstart Your Health: Weight Control and Diabetes Prevention
  • Let’s Go (Begin Kickstart, Label Reading)
  • Getting in Gear
  • Weight Control

The blenders used in many of our Food for Life classes were generously donated by the Vita-Mix Corporation.

The cookware and induction burners used in many of these classes were generously donated by Saladmaster.

New instructors and cities are frequently added. Watch this site for new classes near you.