Most people want to lead a healthy lifestyle. But, most believe that healthy foods do not taste good. If it tastes good, it must not be good for you. What if you could learn how to cook healthy food that you and your family will really eat, while giving your bodies the nutrition it needs for weight management/weight loss or to prevent, or stop the progression of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Our PCRM Food For Life Classes are all about translating complex scientific nutrition information into simple, delicious, healthy meals.
The Food for Life nutrition and cooking class program is a direct service nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
With over one million people being diagnosed with cancer and 21 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States each year –and many more cases in other countries across the globe—there is an urgent need for a new direction in battling diseases. The Food for Life program is an innovative approach to a medical challenge. It aims first to prevent disease. When a disease has been diagnosed, it works for improving survival.
The Food for Life program began in 2001 and was designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians. Each of our curricula includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health and fight disease. Each Food for Life nutrition and cooking class features a nutrition lecture and live cooking demonstration all within a supportive group setting. Class content is versatile and can be reworked to fit into a one or two hour timeframe. Currently, PCRM offers five types of curricula: Kickstart Your Health, Diabetes Initiative, Cancer Project, Kid’s Health, and Employee Wellness .