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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.

Free 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. This well-researched class gives you information you can rely on. 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. Classes are based on our popular books The Vegetarian Solution, Say No to Meat! and The Veg-Feasting Cookbook.

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 upcoming classes. If you are interested in hosting a Food for Life program, please contact Amanda through our Speakers Bureau.

Upcoming Classes: Register Today

CANCELLED – Plant-Based Foods for your Health –  Wednesday June 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jackson Hall, 314 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA

Plant-based foods can help prevent and treat many diseases.  Come join us and learn the advantages of eating plant-based foods.  Plus, watch a cooking demonstration to learn how to include more of these foods in your daily meals. All welcome.  Free class. Generously sponsored by Pulse Heart Institute. Unfortunately this class has been cancelled.  We hope to hold a similar event in Tacoma as soon as it can be scheduled.


I Love Thai Cooking – Sunday July 16th, 2pm – 4pm

The Upper Crust, 8420 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA

Come enjoy a delicious, vegetarian Thai cooking class, given by Thai chef, Pranee Halvorsen. Free class.  All welcome.