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Fight COVID-19 With Food

Tuesday, June 16 - Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 4-5 p.m. ET (weekly on Tuesdays)

Fight COVID-19 With Food

Join Physicians Committee experts for a free eight-week nutrition class series to learn how a healthy, plant-based diet can help improve diabetes, blood pressure, and weight. It is not too late! New registrants are encouraged to attend throughout the series!

You'll hear practical tips and insights for how healthful foods can combat these underlying health conditions linked to severe COVID-19 outcomes. Highlights include conversations with experts and plant-based success stories, tips for building healthy meals, and strategies to find healthful options in your neighborhood.

The class will be taught by Physicians Committee doctors, Neal Barnard, MD, and Vanita Rahman, MD.

Drs. Neal Barnard and Vanita Rahman

 

Experts who will join us:

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams
Columbus D. Batiste
Columbus D. Batiste, MD
Karen Goodlett
Karen Goodlett, MD
Aurora Leon, MD
Aurora Leon, MD
Rosa Kincaid, MD
Rosa Kincaid, MD
Joaquin Carral, MD
Joaquin Carral, MD
Robina Barlow
Robina Barlow
Deitra Dennis, RN
Deitra Dennis, RN
Quiana Broden
Quiana Broden
Marc Ramirez
Marc Ramirez
Besa Martini
Besa Martini
Jenny Paul, MPH
Jenny Paul, MPH
Dora Stone
Dora Stone
Ruby Lathon, PhD
Ruby Lathon, PhD

 

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This online series will take place through Zoom webinar, allowing you to ask questions in the chat box, answer poll questions, and engage with both presenters and attendees throughout the class on your computer or smart phone. This live event will be recorded, in case you are unable to attend all of the classes. Plus all registrants have the option to receive weekly emails with helpful resources throughout the series.

Eight-week class itinerary (subject to change):

  • Introduction, part 1: Identifying foods that help blood pressure, diabetes, and weight
    Guest: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • Introduction, part 2: Understanding nutrition labels
    Guests: Naijha Wright, Dr. Rosa Kincaid, Dr. Columbus Batiste
  • Meal planning and shopping
    Guests: Dr. Ruby Lathon, Jasmine Leyva, Jenny Paul, MPH
  • Restaurant carryout and fast food
    Guests: Marc Ramirez, Greg Brown
  • Emotional eating
    Guests: Dr. Karen Goodlett, Dr. Jasmol Sardana, Deitra Dennis, RN
  • Supporting food choices as a household
    Guests: Dr. Joaquin Corral, Dr. Aurora Leon, Robina Barlow
  • Review of diabetes and blood pressure key takeaways
    Guests: Quiana Broden, Besa Martini, Dr. Velonda Anderson
  • Eating healthfully in the long run
    Guests: Dora Stone, Granetta Coleman, Jenny Paul, MPH

This class does not include in depth cooking instruction. We will direct you to complementary resources that include that throughout the class.

Disclaimer: A healthful diet can improve the underlying conditions that contribute to a greater risk for COVID-19, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, however this is not a substitute for medical advice. 

Register below for this free webinar: