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Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health

The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management

In a public health climate where 68 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese and millions have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.

The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health curriculum is based on PCRM's successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart online program. The online Kickstart program has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals.

Depending on one's perspective, the Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes are about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, 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. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.

The FFL Kickstart Your Health classes offer a chance to discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In the classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

Featured Class Topics

  • Power of Your Plate
  • Let’s Go!
  • Getting in Gear
  • Breaking the Food Seduction
  • Keys for Natural Appetite Control
  • Digestive Health
  • Healthy Blood Pressure

21-Day Weight Loss KickstartThe 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart book is the text we use in our Kickstart classes. The text includes a wealth of nutrition information and tasty recipes for healthy weight management! Purchase the book >

Vita-MixThe blenders used in many of our Food for Life classes were generously donated by the Vita-Mix Corporation.

Saladmaster. We change lives.The cookware and induction burners used in many of these classes were generously donated by Saladmaster.



New instructors and cities are frequently added. Watch this site for new classes near you.

CA
Aptos, CA
- Cabrillo College : Kickstart Your Health
- Cabrillo College Extension : Kickstart Your Health
Salinas, CA
- Diabetes & Nutrition Support Services : Kickstart Your Health
- Diabetes & Nutrition Support Services : Kickstart Your Health
San Diego, CA
- The Conscious Cook : Kickstart Your Health
- The Conscious Cook : Kickstart Your Health
Santa Cruz, CA
- New Leaf Community Market - Westside Community Classroom : Kickstart Your Health

CO
Denver, CO
- Denver Holistic Center : Kickstart Your Health
- Share Denver : Kickstart Your Health
- Whole Foods - Tamarac Square : Kickstart Your Health
Sterling, CO
- Sterling Church : Kickstart Your Health

CT
Bridgeport, CT
- St. Vincent's Medical Center : Kickstart Your Health

IN
Carmel, IN
- Whole Foods Market Carmel : Kickstart Your Health
Indianapolis, IN
- IUPUI Park 100 Learning Center : Kickstart Your Health

MA
Peabody, MA
- Nourish Health With Food For Life : Kickstart Your Health
- Nourish Health with Food For Life : Kickstart Your Health
- Nourish Health with Food For Life : Kickstart Your Health

MD
Ashton, MD
- The Hope Center : Kickstart Your Health

NC
Durham, NC
- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church : Kickstart Your Health

NY
Mechanicville, NY
- Jean's home : Kickstart Your Health

OH
Parma, OH
- University Hospital's Parma Medical Center's Health Education Center : Kickstart Your Health

VT
Rutland, VT
- Grace Congregational United Church of Christ : Kickstart Your Health
- The Gymnasium : Kickstart Your Health

WI
Beloit, WI
- School District of Beloit Wellness Clinic : Kickstart Your Health


CLASSES OUTSIDE THE US

CANADA
Niagara Falls, Canada
- Cookware Health Clubb Inc. : Kickstart Your Health




 

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