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Instructor Training: Oct. 23-25!
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Food for Life Program Coordinator

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Breaking the Cheese Addiction Step 2: Making New Friends

Breaking the Cheese AddictionLast month, we discussed how cheese is one of the hardest products to push aside when we are otherwise ready to adopt a healthful diet. Sometimes we need to ease into our healthier diets and bodies with “transitional” products. Read more >

Summer Farmers Markets

Summer Farmers MarketThe summer months are here, and farmers markets are in full bloom! Instead of going to the same grocery store that you frequent week after week, head to a farmers market in your area to find fresh and local produce. Read more >

Leaving Your Home, Not Your Health

Healthy Eating while TravellingFor some people, travel is a mixed blessing. You escape the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day routine, but you can also find yourself getting away from healthful habits. Here are some tips for staying on track while you travel this summer! Five Travel Tips for Healthful Eating >

Success Stories: Beth Perera

Beth Perera Success StoriesBeth Perera switched to a low-fat, vegan diet at the age of 47 and never looked back. Beth was experiencing arthritic conditions in her feet and developed cysts in one of her breasts. But she did not want to resort to surgery, like members of her family. Instead, Beth began researching a vegan diet. Read the article >

Instructor Shares Vital Nutrition Information with Kids

Girl with veggiesFood for Life instructor Sapna Von Reich was featured in a local paper for a Food for Life: Kids Health class series she taught in Northern Colorado. Sapna’s 7-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son served as class helpers. Check out the Food for Life website to sign up for her upcoming classes!

Mediterranean Diet Is Misleading Westerners

Mediterranean Food Misleading WesternersThe real benefits of a Mediterranean diet stem from antioxidants from fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains—not fatty fish and olive oil. Read the article >


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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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