Kickstart Your Health Class/Series is about embracing an overall healthful diet. In addition, you will likely lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. The guiding principle for Kickstart is choosing the right plant-based foods rather than restricting the amount of foods. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many additional benefits people experience on a plant-based diet.
Each class includes a nutrition lecture and practical cooking demonstrations to help participants adopt the suggested changes. In addition, participants get to taste delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.
Food for Life: Kids Health Class/Series highlights the positives of PCRM's four food groups (whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) in the Power Plate. Children ages 9-12 are exposed to the great taste and health benefits of eating a plant-based diet through kid-friendly recipes. This class/series aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits to carry them into adulthood.