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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.

Vegetarian Classes

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, 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. This class is 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:

Defeating Diabetes series

On 4 Tuesday evenings, starting on May 31st, 7pm, we will be holding a Food for Life series called “Defeating Diabetes“.  This series will be held at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA.

Each class features a short video explaining how your health, and diabetes in particular, is affected by what you eat.  This will be followed by a fun and delicious cooking class. We’ll focus on different aspects of food each week, with lots of tips and recipes.

The dates of these classes are May 31st, June 7th, 14th and 28th. The cost of each class is $12.50, or $40 for the series.

Free Indian Cooking Class

On Sunday June 12, 2pm, we will be holding a free Indian Cooking Class, with Chef Sunita Shastri, at the Upper Crust at 8420 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle.  This class is now fully booked.

       2pm – Registration

       2:10pm – 3:30pm – Cooking with Sunita


The Indian Cooking Class is now fully booked.  Please check back to register for future classes.