FOOD FOR LIFE | Plant-Based Cooking & Nutrition Class

Fall 2020: Thursday evening, October 1, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Improve your health with plant-based meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to help manage diabetes and lose weight through plant-based eating.


Foods that Fight Diabetes explains why a plant-based diet is effective in helping to manage diabetes and attain a healthy weight, thereby reducing your risks if you contract COVID-19. A low-fat, plant-based approach offers a new tool that many have found to be very useful.

  • Review the latest science behind this approach as it relates to diabetes
  • Consider some simple ideas for getting started with foods you already know
  • Watch a cooking demonstration to build knowledge and skills
  • Explore useful resources related to plant-based eating and diabetes


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.


“WOW! I get so excited when I see an email from you! I really appreciate just how helpful and giving you are of your time and suggestions, recipes, tips for success, etc. “

J.K. January 14, 2020

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Online Classes Are Convenient
Due to COVID-19, all classes are taught online via Zoom. Join from wherever you are! Use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for the best experience, though 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 12 hours before each class. If you want to sign up within 12 hours of the beginning of a class, please call 518.350.4080.

Transfers/Credits for Future Classes
If you are unable to attend a class, you may transfer your spot to someone or you can hold onto a credit for a future class or private coaching session

Refund Policy
Planted Platter will refund your class registration price less a $3 processing fee up until 7 days before the class. Within 7 days of the class, you can receive a transfer or credit to use in the future.

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.

Additional Questions?
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