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Food For Life: Diabetes Initiative   NEW!

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes can enhance your health, prevent and reverse disease, and support your wellness and fitness goals. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( is delighted to bring the Food for Life Diabetes Initiative program to the Jacksonville community.

Four, two-hour classes will include plant-based nutrition education and the opportunity to taste plant-based dishes following a cooking demonstration. The intended audience for this program is people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, a family history or risk factors for developing diabetes, and their adult family members. It is also designed to introduce health care professionals to the basics of plant-based nutrition for preventing and treating diabetes.

Required: Additional materials fee of $50 must be paid to the instructor on the first night of class.

Class 1: How Foods Fight Diabetes

Class 2: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart

Class 3: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Class 4: Designing a diet for Maximum Weight Control

Join certified Food for Life instructor, Heather Borders, in discovering which foods are optimal for nutritional excellence. You’ll be empowered with the practical cooking skills and time-saving food preparation techniques to help you on your journey to better health.


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