New Year, Best You Cooking and Nutrition Course Starts Mar. 1

The Physicians Committee
NEWS RELEASE January 8, 2016
New Year, Best You Cooking and Nutrition Course Starts Mar. 1
Interactive Program Teaches Participants How to Kickstart Their Health with a Plant-Based Diet

WASHINGTON—The Barnard Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center integrating nutrition into complete primary care, celebrates its 2016 debut by offering Washington residents a five-class cooking series to boost metabolism, curb cravings, unlock the keys to insulin resistance, and reach optimal health in the new year with a nutrient-dense, plant-based vegan diet.

“We’re writing a scientifically proven prescription to help you reach a healthy weight, lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and stabilize blood sugar,” says Angie Eakin, M.D., M.S., a physician at the Barnard Medical Center. “The side effects of adopting a plant-based diet are all positive and range from increased energy to a reduced risk of certain forms of cancer.”

The class details are as follows:

  • March 1, 6 to 7:15 p.m. – Introductory Lecture by Barnard Medical Center clinicians
  • March 8, 6 to 8 p.m. – Power of Your Plate
  • March 15, 6 to 8 p.m. – Let’s Go!
  • March 22, 6 to 8 p.m. – Getting in Gear
  • March 29, 6 to 8 p.m. – Breaking the Food Seduction
  • April 5, 6 to 8 p.m. – Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Each class centers on important nutrition topics, as local cooking instructor Kara Blank-Gonzalez, M.Ed., guides students through the preparation of quick and healthful recipes.

For more information about the Food for Life: New Year, Best You cooking and nutrition course, visit

Food for Life is a collaborative effort of physicians, dietitians, and nutrition and cooking instructors who come together to educate the public about the health benefits of a plant-based diet for weight management and disease prevention. Based in Washington, D.C., Food for Life is a program of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Barnard Medical Center, a subsidiary of the Physicians Committee, is a nonprofit medical center, founded by Neal Barnard, M.D., that integrates nutrition and medicine into complete primary care.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research and medical training.

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