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Food for Life News You Need | February 2013

Question of the Month

What foods can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? Answer >


Nutrition in Research

The most prevalent form of dementia in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), affects about 8 to
10 percent of individuals aged 65 or older. While the cause is unknown, AD and other cognitive health
research demonstrate links to many factors including lifestyle. Learn more >


NEW Food for Life Summer Training Dates: June 26-28, 2013

Food for Life TrainingThe Food for Life program offers certification for teaching nutrition education classes only twice a year. Apply today and be a part of the movement to change the health of your community! Apply on our website >

Food for Life Instructor Spotlight: Phil Eherenman

Phil Ehereman, Food for Life instructorAlaska native and Food for Life instructor Phil Eherenman discovered the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle from a radio show segment featuring Dr. Neal Barnard. To learn more about Phil’s journey, read his story >

My Success Story: More Plant Foods, Less Pain

Shelly of Santa Cruz, Calif., participated in one of PCRM’s classes with Food for Life instructor Susan Lavelle, and discovered that a plant-based diet alleviated her from the pain she suffered for many years. Read more about her story on PCRM's website and
submit a personal story of your own >

Heart-Healthy Menu for February, American Heart Month!

Heart Healthy MenuThe Center for Disease Control says that one in three deaths is from heart disease and stroke. Power Plate foods (legumes, grains, fruits, and vegetables) have been known to reduce the risk of and reverse heart disease. View our menu and start cooking! >

Food for Life in the News

Food for Life in the NewsIn her classes, Food for Life instructor Laurie Gadbois shows how a health-promoting diet does not have to be pricy, time consuming, or difficult! Read more from the Mail Tribune >

A Food for Life instructor of more than five years, Janet McKee continues to educate the greater Pittsburgh area community on the lifelong benefits of a plant-based diet. Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

Food for Life instructor Leah Lizarondo Shannon’s blog, The Brazen Kitchen, is featured in the list of Top 50 Vegetarian Blogs by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE)! Read more on her blog > 


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Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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