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We offer free nutrition and cooking classes featuring a presentation on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, concern for the environment and animal welfare….

Educational, Nutrition and Cooking Classes

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We offer free nutrition and cooking classes to high schools, colleges, churches, businesses and other civic and community groups. Classes usually include a presentation on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, concern for the environment and animal welfare. Cooking classes are also available. Contact us to learn more.

Vegetarian Classes

In these FREE classes you’ll learn why and how to give yourself the vegetarian advantage for preventing and reversing many common diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Discover the vegetarian advantage for the environment, the world’s hungry and all the other living creatures who share the world with us. Learn how to make sustainable changes to your diet while enjoying the journey. These well-researched classes gives you information you can rely on. Come and get answers to your questions!

Classes also includes a delicious vegetarian cooking demonstration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the food we eat and to sample delicious food all in one fun filled afternoon. This class is based on our popular books The Vegetarian Solution, Say No to Meat! and The Veg-Feasting Cookbook.

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Food for Life Classes

Vegetarians of Washington is associated with Food For Life Classes offered by our president, Amanda Strombom, a Certified Food for Life Instructor. Food for Life is a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program, designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, that offers a series of different classes on cancer, diabetes, weight management, employee wellness, and kids, focusing on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home.

These classes will be offered through various community organizations – see below for a list of upcoming classes. If you are interested in hosting a Food for Life program, please contact Amanda through our Speakers Bureau.

Upcoming Classes:

1. Defeating Diabetes II – A Food for Life Series

Dates:  Saturday Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 10.  10am-12pm
Venue: East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Ave, Bellevue

If you’re worried about getting diabetes, have diabetes or pre-diabetes, or just want assistance with losing weight by changing to a more plant-based diet, this program is for you. Our president, Amanda Strombom, is a certified Food for Life instructor with PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).  She will teach you which foods help fight diabetes, and which to avoid, and how to make these changes your diet, focusing on different foods each week.

Each class will include a short video by Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee, followed by a cooking demonstration of simple and delicious recipes to taste, that can be easily recreated at home. She’ll also discuss shopping tips and options for eating out, support you and answer all your questions, as you improve your diet over the 4-class series.  Members and non-members are welcome.

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2. Free Class – The Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Date:    Sunday January 8th, 2pm
Venue: The Upper Crust, 8420 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

In this free class, you’ll learn why and how to give yourself the vegetarian advantage for preventing and reversing many common diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Come and get answers to your questions! The class also includes a delicious vegetarian cooking demonstration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the food we eat and to sample delicious food all in one fun-filled afternoon.

Register Today