FOOD FOR LIFE | Online Plant-Based Cooking & Nutrition Class

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

Decrease your cancer risk factors with plant-based meals. Boost immunity, manage chronic health issues, and maintain a healthy weight through plant-based eating.


In Discovering Dairy Alternatives, you will learn about the wonderful benefits of avoiding dairy products as well as an array of possible dairy product alternatives that provide ample calcium and other nutrients for a healthful diet.

  • Learn how dairy consumption results in a rise in the amount of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the bloodstream, elevation of which is a catalyst for the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells.
  • Find out how dairy products can interfere with other important nutrients being utilized by the body.
  • Hear from medical professionals in a video highlighting various studies that support the impact of plant-based nutrition. 
  • Watch a live cooking demonstration with healthful, plant-based recipes you can make at home.



Supportive group discussions about how to include delicious plant-based meals in your busy lifestyle

Informative handouts with plant-based nutrition tips for additional learning

Short, fact-based video segments presented by medical and nutrition experts from the Physicians Committee

Recipe demonstrations using inexpensive, wholesome, plant-based ingredients, with a copy of the recipes for you to try at home

Practical suggestions on replacing meat, dairy, and other animal products with tasty, plant-based ingredients

Tips for preparing healthy, low-cost vegan (plant-based) meals at home

Question/answer time


Hi, I’m Deb Czech, founder of Planted Platter. I’ve enjoyed excellent health on a plant-based diet since 2012 and would like to share with you what I’ve learned about cooking at home, dining out, and optimizing vegan nutrition. I am a licensed Food For Life instructor and a vegan cooking coach based in Saratoga Springs, New York, serving the upstate Capital Region.

Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program that provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Designed by the physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research.


Online Classes Are Convenient
This class is taught online via Zoom. Join from wherever you are! Use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for the best experience, though a mobile phone also works.

Receive Class Information via Email
All registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link, plus copies of handouts and recipes, a few hours in advance of each class.

Registration Deadline
Online registration ends 24 hours before the class.

Refund Policy
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy
In the rare situation where Planted Platter needs to cancel a class, all participants will be notified via email and will receive a full refund for that class.

Additional Questions?
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