Saturday, December 3, 2011

Food-for-Life Diabetes Nutrition & Cooking Class

Saturday, December 10, 12:00p
ChiroFit Wellness Center
901 Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Food-for-Life Nutrition & Cooking Class for Diabetes presented by Registered Dietitian, Melissa Mouton, MS, RD, LD.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to many challenges. Research has shown that a low-fat, plant-based nutrition approach can turn type 2 diabetes around - it can prevent complications and reduce the need for medication.
The Food for Life Diabetes Nutrition and Cooking Class is a community-based, national program designed by health professionals to aid people with diabetes to learn about the power of food to improve their health and wellness.
Launched in 2009, the Food for Life Diabetes Nutrition and Cooking Class is designed to bring a new, research-based, easy-to-follow approach to help people with diabetes in two significant ways:
  • Avoid preventable complications from the disease
  • Reduce the need for medication(s)
Designed by physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and professional chefs, the goals of this program are to empower people with diabetes with information on how food choices promote, prevent, and treat type 2 diabetes and practical cooking skills for healthy and delicious meal preparation. Instructors include registered dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, chefs, health community workers, and trained peer leaders with an interest in diabetes and a passion for plant-based nutrition. Our instructors have completed an extensive training program offered through PCRM, and participate in ongoing, interactive educational sessions.
People who have type 2 diabetes, or concerns about developing diabetes, and their friends and family members will all benefit from the class.
What You Can Expect from the Food for Life Diabetes Cooking Class?
Each two-hour interactive class includes: 
  • Nutrition education on the role of plant-based meal planning
  • A presentation of moving interviews with people who share their inspirational experiences of how they reversed their diabetes following the same nutrition lessons taught in the class
  • A cooking demonstration of simple, tasty recipes that can be easily recreated at home
  • Delicious food samples of the recipes prepared in class
  • Participants will leave the class equipped with recipes, a summary on how to get started with a planted-based nutrition approach, and information on additional resources.
Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to work with their health care team to safely make changes in diet.

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