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Food for Life News You Need | March 2014


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Three of our Food for Life instructors received some great media coverage lately!
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Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthColorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is now the second highest leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more than 50,000 people in the United States every year. While many lifestyle aspects affect your risk of developing cancer, research points to diet as a leading factor in prevention and treatment. Reduce your risk >

International Conference on Diabetes

International Conference on Diabetes
On Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, PCRM will host the International Conference on Diabetes jointly sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic that grows larger every year. At the International Conference on Diabetes, experts in the field share their latest insights on what causes diabetes, the critical role of nutrition, and priorities for research. Submit an Abstract >

Food for Life Summer 2014 Certification TrainingFood for Life Summer 2014 Certification Training
The deadline for PCRM’s summer 2014 Food for Life certification training is coming up! PCRM is looking for individuals who are passionate about plant-based nutrition and have the entrepreneurial know-how to successfully bring the Food for Life program to their communities. Learn more about the training >

Golden Carrot Award for Healthy School LunchesGolden Carrot Award
2014 marks the 10-year anniversary of PCRM’s Golden Carrot Awards! This award was established in 2004 to recognize food service professionals who do an exceptional job of improving the healthfulness of school cafeteria offerings. This year’s recipient was Public School 244, located in New York City, which has completely stopped serving meat in the school lunches. PCRM looks for programs that encourage kids to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and that offer plenty of vegetarian, low-fat, whole-grain, and nondairy options. Winners are chosen every September, and applications are currently being accepted! Learn more, or nominate a school!

Vegan Mayor Takes Town's Health Into Own HandsVegan Mayor Takes Town’s Health Into His Own Hands
In a town where barbecued meats and chicken-fried steaks have long been the norm, it is not surprising to find high rates of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. In his five terms as mayor, Ed Smith has been challenging his community to overcome these statistics to live longer, healthier lives. Learn How >

Looking to sign-up for a last minute half-marathon? PCRM's VegRUN program is a charity partner for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series in Washington, D.C.! Register Now >



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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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