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Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking class program that provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Since 2001, Food for Life has been a pioneer in delivering hands-on information about the direct role of plant-based nutrition in health and disease prevention to communities around the world.


Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research. Each Food for Life class includes:

  • Specific information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage disease

  • Cooking demonstrations of delicious and healthful recipes

  • Practical cooking skills and tips for incorporating healthful eating habits into daily life

  • A supportive and motivational atmosphere to empower participants to take charge of their health with the foods that are put on their plates

PCRM Food for Life 21-Day Kickstart

Kickstart Your Health

The Physicians Committee’s online 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, discover that the guiding principle for weight loss and good health is not restricting the amount of food eaten but rather choosing the healthiest foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. 

Featured Class Topics:​​

  • Introduction: The Power of Your Plate

  • Breaking the Food Seduction

  • Keys for Natural Appetite Control

  • Digestive Health

  • Healthy Blood Pressure

Children will learn about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet while sampling delicious, kid-friendly recipes. FFL PCRM

Kids Health

Learn the benefits of the Power Plate, which contains whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Children ages 9-12 will learn about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet while sampling delicious, kid-friendly recipes. The curriculum aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits for life.

Featured Class Topics and Objectives:

  • Bang-Up Breakfasts

  • Identify the new four food groups using the Power Plate and understand the role of dietary fat, cholesterol, and fiber for overall health.

  • Understand the importance of eating a “rainbow” of fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamins and minerals.

  • Recognize plant-based foods that are full of protein, calcium, and iron. 


Employee Wellness Program

Staff members who participate in the nutrition education classes discover the world of health through general topics ranging from digestion to blood pressure. For some, it's the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. The revelation is bolstered with clinical benefits such as lower cholesterol,
better diabetes control, and lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood. Results are likely to be immediate and impressive!

Featured Class Topics:

  • Power on Your Plate 

  • Breaking the Food Seduction 

  • Keys for Natural Appetite Control 

  • Digestive Health  

  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer 

  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes 

  • Healthy Blood Pressure

The road to diabetes does not have to be a one-way street. There is reason for hope! People who eat plant-based meals are less likely to ever develop diabetes, and for those who have diabetes, plant-based meals can help to improve blood sugar levels and prevent complications. These meals are affordable and can be quite delicious and satisfying. A low, fat, plant-based approach offers a new tool that many have found to be very useful. Review the latest science behind this approach, consider some simple ideas for getting started, sample four dishes, and explore useful resources.
Food For Life Kids Health
the 21-day Kickstart is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. Eating habits and other lifestyle factors play a key role in determining the risk of heart disease. A plant-based diet can also help improve several risk factors for heart disease
Food for Life Employee Wellness
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