Copy of Cancer Project: Food For Life Cooking Class Series
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
February 4, 2015 is WORLD CANCER DAY!
Join us to learn How Foods Fight Cancer in our
Introduction Cancer Project: Food For Life Cooking Class!
Nearly four decades ago, the United States declared a “war on cancer,” yet current statistics predict that during our lifetime, one in two men and one in three women will develop cancer. This amounts to one and a half million people being diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year and cancer causing nearly one-quarter of every death in America. Research has shown that more than one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States are due to poor diet, yet most are unaware of the connection. Faced with these startling statistics, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine developed the Food for Life: Cancer Project curriculum to offer a new direction in battling this disease. The Food for Life: Cancer Project classes include information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth, along with demonstrations of simple recipes that can be recreated easily at home. The intended audience of the Food for Life: Cancer Project classes are cancer survivors and their family and friends as well as those looking to prevent the disease.
Class 1: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer to live longer, healthier lives. The National Cancer Institute research shows that as much as 50 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet. In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as overcome the disease after it has been diagnosed.
Each two-hour class features a DVD, discussion, and the opportunity to taste plant-based dishes, usually following a cooking demonstration.
The basic class format summary is as follows:
1. Introduction – 10 minutes
2. Show a lesson from the DVD– Up to 20 minutes
3. Quiz/Discussion – 10 minutes
4. Cooking Demonstration and Sampling – 50 minutes
5. Resources and Recipes – 10 minutes
6. Questions/Evaluations – 10 minutes
**Please note this is a SINGLE CLASS-- the Kickstart Your Health Class Series WILL NOT meet on this evening, but Students are welcome to Register! Visit KickstartYourHealth2015.Eventbrite.com for information on Registering for the Kickstart Your Health series w/the WORLD CANCER DAY Cancer Project Class.