Food For Life

Healthy Basics

Healthy Basics is designed to help class participants understand the value of choosing economical plant-based foods, lowering grocery and medical costs. Attendees will discover diet and disease relationships, menu planning, and cooking demonstrations.

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Nutrition Essentials

Nutrition Essentials —is about making a qualitative, as opposed to quantitative, shift in the way we eat. Class attendees will discover the guiding principle for weight loss and good health is not restricting the amount of food they eat, but rather choosing the right foods.

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Employee Wellness Program

In a public health climate of a growing health crisis and mounting health care costs, more attention needs to be given to eating healthfully and staying active, especially around a busy work schedule. By offering PCRM’s Food for Life: Employee Wellness Program, employers can lead the way to facilitating an office culture of health and wellness that employees can carry into their lives at home.The program consists of the same elements proven to be successful in the GEICO study and the Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes.

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Kick-start Your Health

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

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Kids Health

Designed for Children ages 9-12–The curriculum highlights the positives of the four food groups (whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) in the Power Plate . The program aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits to carry them well into adulthood. In the Food for Life: Kids Health classes, each child receives a workbook filled with activities and worksheets focused on nutrition and several recipes (many of which will be demonstrated in class).

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Diabetes Initiative

The Diabetes Initiative program is designed to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, and inform friends and family members. Each class offers a cooking demonstration food samples of health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.

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Cancer Project

The class series covers a variety of cancer-related nutrition topics and demonstrates how to prepare several meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.

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