I had the honor of flying to Washington DC for training as a Food for Life Instructor. If you are not yet familiar with the Cancer Project or PCRM and the work they do, please check out their links. The Cancer Project is a department of PCRM, both of which are non-profit organizations started by Dr. Neal Barnard (pronounced BAR-nard not Bar-NARD). It was an incredible experience for me and I am thrilled to be a part of their team in spreading the message of cancer prevention and survival through nutrition.
One of the definite highlights was a chance to meet Dr. Barnard in person (I suddenly became a giddy school girl)!
The work that they do at the Cancer Project is phenomenal! They are completely dedicated to taking decades of research and trying to get it into the public eye. On average it takes about 25 years for concrete evidence based on scientific proof to filter down the channels and into the public mind. They promote a vegetarian diet, not because they want to sell you more broccoli but because research shows it can help prevent disease.
They offer cooking classes throughout the country that inform people about the dietary changes they can make that will have the most impact on their health. Click here to see if there is one in your area. I am thrilled to be able to offer them in Utah in the near future. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PCRM is also beginning a 21-Day Vegan challenge that begins on Monday. It is a fantastic program where they will email you recipes, meal plans and grocery list. Find a friend that will commit with you and check out the information here.