Ashland Food Co-op

Food for Life: How to Kickstart a Plant Based Diet

A 5-Part Series with Laurie Gadbois, Food for Life Certified Instructor
Thursday Evenings, 6 – 9:30 pm: March 20, April 3, 10, 17 & 24

You’ve heard the statistics; 68 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese and millions have diabetes. The need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been. The Co-op and Food for Life Certified Instructor Laurie Gadbois will help you develop more health-friendly eating habits with a five part series of cooking classes beginning in March and ending in April.

What is the Food for Life program? It’s a community-based nutrition education program of the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Depending on one’s perspective, the series is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience by following the guidelines in these cooking classes.

Laurie will help you discover which foods are optimal for weight management, share the latest about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and empower you with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. Each session you’ll enjoy a cooking demonstration and a delicious dinner of healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

With more than million people being diagnosed with cancer and 26 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States each year, the Food for Life program is an innovative approach to prevent disease.

Cost for all five classes: $125 for Co-op Owners and $135 for General Public

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Ashland Food Coop

Ashland Food Co-op is a consumer cooperative that operates for the benefit of our owners. It’s simple to own your share of the Co-op. Just make a one-time, refundable equity investment of $100. You may pay in full or make an initial $10 payment! You'll be reminded at the register when another quarterly $10 payment is due until your $100 equity purchase is paid. In return, the Co-op pledges to operate for the long-term health of our community. Unlike most businesses that make decisions primarily to maximize profits, cooperatives make decisions to maximize service to their owners and the community. More on how to become an Owner

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