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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.

Edinburgh, Scotland
- LifeCare Edinburgh : Kickstart Your Health
Niagara Falls, Canada
- Cookware Health Clubb Inc. : Kickstart Your Health

Santa Cruz, CA
- New Leaf Community Market - Westside Community Classroom : Kickstart Your Health

Denver, CO
- Colorado Free University : Kickstart Your Health

Washington, DC
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine : Kickstart Your Health

Naples, FL
- NCH Central Campus : Kickstart Your Health

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

Havre de Grace, MD
- Bahoukas GreenJoy : Kickstart Your Health

Cary, NC
- Herbert C. Young Community Center : Kickstart Your Health
- Herbert C. Young Community Center : Kickstart Your Health
- Herbert C. Young Community Center : Kickstart Your Health

Springfield, OR
- Ellen Hewitt's House : Kickstart Your Health

Smithfield, RI
- In Pure Harmony : Kickstart Your Health

Norfolk, VA
- Private Residence : Kickstart Your Health


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