"Our goal is to translate scientific findings into simple, practical steps you can use in your own kitchen, at the grocery store, at restaurants— anywhere you’re thinking about what to eat."

Dr. Neal Barnard

Physicians Committe

Designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dieticians, each class includes specific information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage disease, along with cooking demonstrations of delicious, healthful recipes that can be recreated at home. 

You will learn powerful nutrition and cooking tips with this research-based program developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM's) team of physicians, nurses, and dietician.

Since 2001, PCRM has delivered its innovative, hands-on Food for Life program to communities around the world.  These classes, proven to help people prevent and survive chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, also focus on weight management, employee wellness, and children's health.


Food for Life: Cancer Project
Acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer.

Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative
Learn more about the benefits of a plant-based nutrition approach for diabetes and prevention.


Food for Life: Kids Health
Establish in children knowledge and skills necessary to form healthful habits they can carry well into


Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health
Discover how simple qualitative dietary choices can lead to a healthy weight.


Food for Life: Employee Wellness Program
Lead the way in facilitating an office culture of health and wellness that employees can carry into their
lives at home.


Food for Life: Healthy Basics
Realize the savings incurred with healthful eating are not only by dollars but also in quality of life


Food for Life: Nutrition Essentials (no live cooking demonstrations)
Discover the world of health through general topics ranging from digestion to blood pressure.


PCRM is a nonprofit organization of doctors and laypersons working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. It promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. PCRM depends on donations and grants to fund our efforts. Please visit www.pcrm.org/support for information on how you can support PCRM’s work.

Nutrition and Cooking Education

Sahrah Yashaahla

Certified Food for Life Instructor

Tel: (757) 602-0147

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