The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management
In a public health climate where 68% of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese and millions have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.
The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health curriculum is based on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart online program. The online Kickstart program has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals.
Depending on one’s perspective, the Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes are about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of food, but rather choosing the right food, has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better disease control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.
The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes offer a chance to 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 the classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration of healthful dishes in a supportive setting.
Featured Class Topics:
- Power of Your Plate
- Let’s Go!
- Getting in Gear
- Breaking the Food Seduction
- Keys for Natural Appetite Control
- Digestive Health
- Healthy Blood Pressure
Cost: $25 per class/person. Usually taught in a 5-series session/ $125 (5 classes @ $25 each) or Couples Discount is $200 per couple. Sometimes taught in a 3-class series / $75 (3 classes @$25 each). Hosting venue has the option of anywhere from 1 to 5 classes per session.
Includes:15-20 minute DVD lecture by Dr. Neal Barnard, discussion & tips, live cooking demo, and lots of food.
Classes are normally offered in 4 and 5 week series, meeting once a week, though they are flexible and can be adusted to meet each venue’s needs, even down to a onetime 1-2 hour class.
Instructor, Terri Edwards, earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certification through eCornell’s, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is licensed through Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a Food for Life instructor.
Terri also offers other services both online and locally such as online Food for Life consultation, public speaking, and group grocery store tours. Fully licensed, certified, and insured. To book Food for Life classes at your venue, contact Terri.
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