Sep 2, 2014

Food for Life cooking class series to begin at PCSH

The Food for Life: Cancer Project cooking class series begins this week at the Peitz Cancer Support House. Led by Lindsey Hardin, Food for Life Instructor, the series of cooking classes starts Friday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. and continues every Friday through October 24.

The risk of cancer is reduced significantly by making healthier food choices. Numerous studies have shown that eating a plant-based, healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans) and being physically active is your best insurance to reduce your risk of cancer, as well as heart disease and diabetes. Studies by the National Cancer Institute and the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that as much as 40 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet.

The Food for Life: Cancer Project classes offer a unique opportunity to experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. Attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes.

Featured class topics include:

  • Cooking with fruits and vegetables
  • Positive attributes of beans
  • Fueling up on low-fat, high fiber foods
  • Benefits of fiber
  • Discovering dairy alternatives
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

The PCSH is providing this program (a $60 value) free to 20 participants, but registration is required. There are still a few spots available, so call (870) 508-CARE (2273) today to register.

Click here to watch a segment from XL7andrsquo;s BRMC Healthy Connections featuring Food for Life Instructor Lindsay Hardin, PCSH Coordinator Regina Ellis and BRMC Director of Marketing Donna McMullen.