Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking class program designed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.   We promote healthful eating based on the latest scientific research and offer an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases.  Since 2001, Food for Life has been a pioneer in delivering hands-on information about the direct role of plant-based nutrition in health and disease prevention to communities around the world.

Most Food for Life classes include:

  • Specific information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage disease

  • A supportive and motivational atmosphere to empower participants to take charge of their health with the foods put on their plates

  • Audio Visuals, demonstrations, food samples (when meeting in person), and resources

  • Practical cooking skills and tips for incorporating healthful eating habits into daily life

In addition many of my classes include the opportunity to participate in a mini-cooking class!

Classes Offered


Nutrition Essentials

Are you striving to trim your waistlines, tackle diabetes, lower blood pressure or just improve overall health? Nutrition Essentials presents an engaging and effective way to help you reach your goals. It is based on scientific studies and encourages vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains. These foods can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.


Healthy Basics

Diet-related chronic diseases are major threats to Americans.  Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of preventable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.  

Healthy Basics will focus on understanding that healthful eating can be less expensive than nutrient-poor grocery products.  We will learn that health-promoting foods, recipes, and meals can be easy, convenient, and taste great!  Each one-hour class will feature some discussion, a cooking demonstration, and the opportunity to taste healthful, plant-based dishes.  


Kickstart Your Health

Based on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program which is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet.  Class attendees will discover the world of health through topics ranging from digestion to blood pressure. Each two-hour class features a video, discussion, and the opportunity to participate in a mini plant-based cooking class.


Cancer Project

The Cancer Project includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth.   Each class will feature a video, discussion, and the opportunity to participate in a mini plant-based cooking class.

This class is intended for cancer survivors and their families and friends as well as those looking to prevent the disease.  This class is not intended for individuals currently going through cancer treatment. 


Diabetes Initiative

A plant-based nutrition and cooking program for type 2 diabetes prevention and treatment.  The goal of this program is to empower people who have diabetes, or concerns about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with practical cooking skills and tips that make meals healthy and delicious.

Each two-hour class features a video, discussion, and the opportunity to participate in a mini plant-based cooking class.


Your Body in Balance

This set of classes address hormone-related problems including infertility, hot flashes, diabetes, and depression.  Dietary choices have a surprisingly powerful effect on hormones and the problems they cause when out of balance. 

Classes may be booked individually or as a series. Click HERE for information on the individual classes


Kids Health

Children ages 9-12 will learn about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet while sampling delicious, kid-friendly recipes.    We will highlight the positives of eating whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.   This research-based curriculum aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits to carry them well into adulthood with a fun and tasty experience.  Each one-hour class will feature some discussion, games, and easy recipe preparation and sampling.  This class is offered in a 4-part series.


Employee Wellness Program

Create  a culture of health and wellness benefiting your employees at work and at home.
People are eager to improve their health and eating habits. Employer support gives employees a huge advantage and benefits the organization as well.  Join the ranks of many caring organizations who have incorporated Food for Life nutrition education into their Employee Wellness programs.