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About Food for Life

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 25 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.

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:

  • Education on how food can promote or discourage disease
  • Cooking demonstrations of delicious and healthful recipes
  • Skills and tips for incorporating healthful eating habits into daily life
  • Support and motivation to empower participants to take charge of their health 

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Thank you to our community partners and sponsors!

  • OU Credit Union
    OU Credit Union
  • Athens County Ohio
    Athens County Ohio
  • Sister's Health Foundation
    Sister's Health Foundation
  • Integrated Services
    Integrated Services
  • AmeriCorps

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