Our upcoming plant-based nutrition and cooking classes will add positivity and better health to a challenging year! From informative videos with medical professionals to cooking demonstrations, these classes will reveal the impact plant-based eating can have on cancer, diabetes, heart health and hypertension, weight loss, brain health, and thyroid health.
KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH | This plant-based cooking and nutrition class focuses on getting you ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. Learn why this way of eating works to keep you healthy and how it often alleviates chronic health conditions. (Zoom class: Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
The more your diet is built from healthful plant-based foods, the lower your risk of getting breast cancer or having it come back. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this specially-priced selection of 4 Food For Life/Cancer Project classes will build your knowledge about plant-based nutrition and cancer prevention/survival. (Zoom classes: October 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
LET’S BEAT BREAST CANCER | The more your diet is built from healthful plant-based foods, the lower your risk of getting breast cancer or having it come back. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this class will be a timely addition to your knowledge about plant-based nutrition and cancer prevention. (Zoom class: October 8, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
When cancer researchers started to look for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat and dairy products were much less likely to develop the disease. Consuming dairy products causes worrisome biological changes in the body and other sources of calcium can be found in plant foods. (Zoom class: October 15, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
A plant-based diet helps to reduce cancer risk. There are many delicious forms of plant protein that are much healthier than meat from animals, which produces carcinogens when cooked at high heat. Red and processed meats—like bacon, hot dogs, and deli meat—contain harmful substances that can lead to colorectal cancer. (Zoom class: October 22, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
The easiest way to be healthy is to build your meals from foods that are naturally low in fat and to use cooking methods that do not require added fats or oils. In this class, you will learn how to reduce your cancer risk by preparing delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. (Zoom class: October 29, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
Many people worry about cognitive decline as they age. In this class, you will learn strategies for maintaining memory and improving brain function including how to prepare meals that promote brain health. (Zoom class: November 5, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
There is evidence that those who follow a plant-based diet are significantly less likely to get thyroid problems. Some people with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism have seen their conditions improve with a plant-based eating program. (Zoom class: November 12, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET)
4-CLASS SERIES | Discover why a plant-based diet is effective in improving overall health and attaining a healthy weight, both important factors in reducing your COVID-19 risks. Three recipes demonstrated in each class, plus general tips on plant-based nutrition. (Zoom classes: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
COMBAT COVID-19, CLASS 1 ONLY | For those who have diabetes, plant-based meals can help to improve blood sugar levels and prevent complications. Learn why these meals are affordable, delicious, and satisfying! (Zoom class: October 1, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
COMBAT COVID-19, CLASS 2 ONLY | Plant-based diets benefit heart health because they contain no dietary cholesterol, very little saturated fat, and abundant fiber. Rich in potassium, a plant-based diet also improves blood pressure. Find out how you can manage your hypertension and heart health with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: October 8, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
COMBAT COVID-19, CLASS 3 ONLY | Plant-based diets benefit cancer survivors and aid in cancer prevention because they feature abundant fiber and cancer-fighting compounds called anti-oxidants. Find out how you can add immune-boosting, cancer-fighting nutrients with a plant-based diet. (Zoom class: October 15, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
COMBAT COVID-19, CLASS 4 ONLY | Achieving a healthy weight is easy on a whole food, plant-based diet! No more calorie counting and portion restrictions. Eating nutrient-rich foods with bountiful fiber fills you up with all the right things to promote good health. Reduce your COVID-19 risk by losing weight and keeping it off. (Zoom class: October 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
Food for Life classes feature nutrition information and recipes that can help to prevent diet-related chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research.