PCRM’s Food for Life Program Continues to Grow
PCRM closed out 2011 with the biggest Food for Life New Instructor Training in the program’s 10-year history. The program prepares instructors to teach classes on healthful nutrition in their home cities in the United States and abroad. The participants included physicians, nurses, dietitians, other health care professionals, cancer survivors, and those with a health, cooking, and nutrition interest. Nurses and dietitians received continuing education credits for participating. The three-day training included presentations by PCRM’s staff of nutrition experts and tips on how to bring the Food for Life program to a community.
Since 2001, the Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes have combined community-based nutrition education with live cooking demonstrations to translate complex scientific health and nutrition research into practical health information and easy meals. Each year, the classes help more than 10,000 people unlock the power of plant-based nutrition for optimal health in 160 communities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Panama, Jamaica, and Spain. If you are interested in teaching Food for Life classes in your community, the 2012 Food for Life certification training dates are set for May 9 to 11 and Nov. 7 to 9.
Learn more about the training at FFLTraining.org.
To find out if there is a class near you, please visit CancerProject.org/Classes.