In a public health climate where more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, millions have diabetes, and cancer rates grow every year, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.
Along with the physicians of Barnard Medical Center, Food for Life Instructor Kara Blank-Gonzalez teaches you about the best foods for:
- weight management
- diabetes prevention and reversal
- protection against cancer
Come to Kara’s classes to learn practical cooking skills that will help you on your journey to better health. In our classes, attendees enjoy a cooking demonstration and a sampling of delicious, healthful dishes in a friendly, supportive group setting.
Classes are held at PCRM Headquarters: 5100 Wisconsin Ave, NW, #400, Washington, DC 20016.
These classes are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.
Kickstart Your Health
Ready to feel better and get healthy? Lose weight and gain energy? In Kickstart Your Health nutrition and cooking class you’ll learn how to shop for, cook, and eat foods that promote health and taste fabulous.
Kickstart has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.
Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.
- The Power of Your Plate
- Let’s Go!
- Getting in Gear
- Breaking the Food Seduction
- Keys for Natural Appetite Control
- Digestive Health
- Healthy Blood Pressure
Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.
Do you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or a family history of diabetes? In Diabetes Initiative nutrition and cooking class, you’ll learn how to fight diabetes with delicious, wholesome foods. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.
- How Foods Fight Diabetes
- The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
- Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
- Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
- How Foods Fight Cancer
- Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
- Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
- Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
Contact Me to learn more about these classes offerings and to register.