Course Description

A plant-based diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. According to the American Dietetic Association, "appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases." This course, developed by physicians and dietitians for preparing evidence-based healthy food, helps participants move toward a healthful diet while maintaining a healthy weight. For some, it may be the first time that the idea of not restricting the amounts of foods but rather choosing the right types of foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Additional benefits are lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, and lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood. Each class includes a short video nutrition lecture, discussion, demonstration of several recipes, and food sampling.  Facilitated Discussion Active Participation Viewing Videos

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Section Title
Food for Life: Kick-Start Your Health
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Oct 05, 2019 to Nov 02, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Durham
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Section Notes

Required Supplies/fee: Instructor will provide materials for a fee of $30 payable the first day of class. There is a $5/class (I.e., $25 for 5 weeks) food fee, but instructor is happy to waive if in case of financial need. There is also a $5 copying fee; so total fees for this 5-week session class are $30..

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Neal Barnard, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, (9780446583824) $18.