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Food for Life News You Need | June 2013

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Food for Life Father’s Day Inspiration

Elizabeth Federman Food for Life InstructorWe are honoring fathers everywhere this Father’s Day by sharing Food for Life instructor Elizabeth Federman’s story of her father’s incredible plant-based journey to wellness, which motivated her to become an instructor. Read more >

Fete Your Father with a Vegan Barbecue

Father's Day Grilling MenuShow your dad how much you care this Father’s Day by serving him a delicious vegan barbecue! Swap out the usual cheeseburgers and desserts for Portobello Steaks and Apple Crisp to create a healthful meal without sacrificing on flavor and fun. Use the following recipes or find others at >

Pasta Salad | Grilled Summer Vegetables | Grilled Potatoes

Breaking the Cheese Addiction

Breaking the Cheese AddictionCheese is one of the most difficult products to give up when adopting a vegan diet. And it’s no wonder—with loads of salt and fat, your palette, like your health, hardly stands a chance. For the next several months, we will provide a step-by-step program to get the cheese out of your diet and your health on track. You can be free of the cheese! >

Eat the Season: The Cherry On Top of Deliciousness

CherriesEat seasonally this June with cherries. The taste range of cherries is vast, from seriously sweet to totally tart. There is also evidence that cherries have anti-inflammatory properties. A recent study found that men and women who ate up to 2 cups of cherries every day for 28 days reduced inflammation. And with its antioxidative properties, cherry juice has been shown to aid in the recovery of exercise. Delicious and healthful! Try this recipe if you need more convincing: Chocolate Cherry Nirvana Smoothie >

Food for Life Native American Program

Native American Food for Life ProgramThe Portland Observer recently featured “Finding Wisdom from Ancestors,” which emphasizes the benefits of a vegan diet for reversing type 2 diabetes among Native Americans. Marc Anderson, a descendent of the Oklahoma Seminole tribe, hopes to utilize the Physicians Committee’s Native American Cooking to Beat Diabetes program to inspire his family’s reservation to return to the plant-based diet their descendants once followed. Anderson believes that the Food for Life program will not only increase the health of Native tribes, but it will also help bring them back to their ancestral roots and traditions. Read the article >

Fourth Annual Masters in April Golf Tournament Benefitting PCRM

Since 2009, Rob Weseman, the owner of Lone Star Health Inc. has sponsored Masters in April, a charity golf tournament benefiting the Physicians Committee. This April 20 marked the biggest and best year yet for the fourth annual tournament. The full day of golfing fun was held at the Mansfield National Golf Club located near Dallas. The event brought together a record number of participants, including Physicians Committee staff members Dawnyel Pryor and Joseph Gonzales, R.D., and Texas-based Food for Life instructors Katherine Lawrence and Barbara Craft. Also contributing to the tournament’s success was the generous sponsorship of 23 individuals and companies. Thanks to the support of all those involved, the event raised more than $10,500, which will go directly to furthering the Physicians Committee’s efforts to save lives through preventive medicine. Interested in holding your own benefit event? Click here to get started! >

Join the VegRun Marathon Training Program

VegRunVegan ultramarathoner Scott Jurek is the author of Eat&Run. He’s also a coach for the Physicians Committee’s VegRUN fundraising program that offers a comprehensive plant-based training program for a half marathon and marathon. Train with the Physicians Committee and support lifesaving programs. Everybody wins! To sign up for VegRUN, visit >


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Food for  Life

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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