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Food For Life: Kickstart Your Health - Cooking and Nutrition Classes

Elizabeth Federman

Weekly Event - Every Sunday: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Research has shown that certain dietary patterns can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Lowering cholesterol and blood pressure while improving energy, skin and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet. According to the American Diabetic Association, "Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including that of total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases." Learn how to make a qualitative shift in the way you eat as opposed to a quantitaive one.

PCRM's Food For Life: Kickstart Your Health classes offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion
  • Discover which foods are optimal for weight management
  • Learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health

In the Food For Life: Kickstart classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive environment.  

Class 1: July 28th: The Power of Your Plate 

  • Green Monster Smoothie
  • Braised Kale 
  • Quick Black Bean Chili

Class 2: Aug. 4th: Let's Go! 

  • Green Apple and Cinniman Oatmeal
  • Chickpea Salad with Orange Miso Dressing
  • Portobello Fajitas

Class 3: Aug. 11th: Getting in Gear

  • Breakfast Tofu Scramble
  • Mexican Kale and Blue Corn Salad
  • Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil, Peas and Pine Nuts

Class 4: Aug. 18th: Breaking the Food Seduction

  • Fruited Breakfast Quinoa
  • Red Curry Chickpea Sweet Potato Soup
  • Ginger Noodles

Class 5: Aug 25th: Keys for Natural Appetite Control

  • Refreshing Mint Smoothie
  •  Curried Tomato Lentil Stew
  •  Brown Basmati Rice

This is a 5-class series. Sign up for all five classes for $90.00 or enjoy a single class for $20.00 Cost includes class handouts, cooking demonstrations and the tasting of the meals prepared in class. 

 The Food For Life program is a community-based nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  PCRM is a nonprofit organization advancing preventative medicine, primarily good nutrition, and supports higher standards in research.

Registration may also be done via mail or in person.  Please contact Instructor Elizabeth Federman at efederman_ffl@yahoo.com prior to the commencement of classes. 

Cancellation Policy:  There will be a $15.00 cancellation fee per registrant up to a week before classes begin.  After that, no refunds will be accepted. 

There is a suggested text for this class: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Dr. Neal Barnard. Find it here at http://www.pcrm.org/shop/byNealBarnard/21-day-weight-loss-kickstart

Whether you are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet, this book is the kickstart you’ve been waiting for. With more than 60 recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.

 Elizabeth was the Featured Food For Life Instructor for PCRM for the month of Jan.  Read her story here! http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/ffl/newsletter/food-for-life-instructor-spotlight-elizabeth

Find out more about Instructor Elizabeth Federman at PCRM's website. https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Donation2?df_id=12221&12221.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=0na95eh8d4.app209b

What Class Attendees Are Saying:


"Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and thorough in her presentations and explanations, and her cooking hints were so valuable as well. We learned so much and got to sample a wide variety of foods. A totally positive experience, this class is highly recommended."
Marjorie, Van Nuys, CA


"Our instructor was phenomenal. She was so well prepared and thoughtful in her approach. Elizabeth is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Even thought of economics. She didn’t miss a beat and made it so easy and fun. I feel better than I ever have!"
Nicole, Huntington Beach, CA 

Special thanks to Pastor Richard Poole and the Session at Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village for their enthusiastic support and for their generous donation of use of facilities for these classes!

Food For Life

Kickstart Your Health

Have questions about Food For Life: Kickstart Your Health - Cooking and Nutrition Classes? Contact Elizabeth Federman


Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village
5000 Colfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601

Weekly Event - Every Sunday: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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