Today one of my dreams came true!
I have been selected to become a Food for Life Cooking Instructor for the Cancer Project!!! I am lucky and honored to be able to fly to Washington this month for training and to become a part of their team.
The Cancer Project is part of PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) and you can read more about them here.
"Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research."
The Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class Series was launched in 2001 to help cancer survivors take advantage of the healing power of foods.
"Designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians, each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and healthy recipes that can be recreated easily at home.
Scientists have long been accumulating a large body of evidence on the influence of diet on cancer. Time and again, precious phytochemicals found in plant foods are credited with boosting immune strength and inhibiting disease progression. Along with protection from cancer, plant foods also promote a healthy weight and help prevent other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
The goal of this program is to empower cancer survivors, their friends, and their family members with easy-to-implement cooking skills that turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition."
As you may know, Newbie Mommy has what is commonly referred to as the "breast cancer gene" and has been a long-time follower and fan of PCRM.
Veteran Mommy introduced me to a class offered by eCornell that is a plant-base nutrition certification. I recently finished that certification which in turn led me on my journey to apply to be more involved with the Cancer Project.
I am so lucky to have these incredible women support me in my passion and push me along the way. Thanks ladies, I love ya!