2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
Meryl Fury, MS, RN, a Food for Life instructor who has followed a plant-based diet for more than 40 years, will teach this six-week course series which honors and explores the history of African American culinary traditions. The course will also help participants who are seeking to prevent or overcome high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions that disproportionately affect African Americans.
Research shows the health benefits of adopting a plant-based diet for high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers. Designed by physicians, dietitians, and other health experts, Food for Life classes promote healthful plant-based eating based on the latest scientific research. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage disease, cooking demonstrations of delicious plant-based recipes, and practical cooking skills that are easy to add to your daily routines.
Class topics and registration links:
• Saturday, 1/29: The Power of Your Plate
• Saturday, 2/5: Foods for a Healthy Heart
• Saturday, 2/12: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
• Saturday, 2/19: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
• Saturday, 2/26: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
• Saturday, 3/5: Making It Work for You
Food for Life is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthful diet for weight management and disease prevention. Based in Washington, D.C., Food for Life is a program of the nonprofit organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
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