Research has shown that certain dietary patterns can help prevent diabetes, cadiovascular 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.
Free Class: Digestive Health
- Ginger Banana Smoothie
- Artichoke and Tomato Salad
- Israeli Couscous with Carrots, Peas and Red Wine Vinegar
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.
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