Food for Life
Kerri is a certified instructor of the Food for Life classes developed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit organization that conducts clinical research on nutrition and health outcomes and makes evidence-based recommendations. The evidence points to a natural diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, with modest quantities of nuts and seeds, as the most health-promoting eating pattern on the planet. The Food for Life classes present nutrition information and cooking demonstrations to show how easy and tasty a healthy diet can be.
Each class topic is offered as a series of 90-minute or 2-hour classes, although different formats are available. The topics are:
- The Cancer Project
- Diabetes Initiative (also available in Spanish)
- Kickstart Your Health
- Kids’ Health
- Healthy Basics
- Nutrition Essentials
- Employee Wellness programs.
Contact me to find out about hosting a class at your organization.
Food Over Medicine
Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine, with almost a quarter taking three or more. Meanwhile, diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and dementia grow more prevalent than ever. The problem with medicating common ailments, such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, is that drugs treat symptoms – and may even improve test results – without addressing the cause: diet.
Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.
With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from “everything in moderation” to “avoid carbs,” the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on disease.
In the book Food Over Medicine, Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen Merzer invite the reader into a conversation about the dire state of American health – the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life.
A Food Over Medicine class, from a certified instructor, is your chance to explore this information in depth, and have your questions answered.
I also teach classes of my own design on a variety of topics. An independent Vital Veg class is for any group of people who would like nutrition information, or are ready for help. Request a topic pertaining to a certain aspect of healthier or more plant-focused eating, such as:
- Ordering at restaurants
- Packing healthy lunches
- Traveling as a vegan
- Breakfast and brunch
- Adapting traditional recipes
Each of these topics is also available in coaching.