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the Month

As an active male who works out five to seven times per week for an hour at a time, how can I make sure to get enough protein and calories on a vegetarian diet?


Registration Now Open for the Food for Life Seminar on Aug. 10 in Nation’s Capital

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Join PCRM’s nutrition experts and Washington, D.C.-area community members to explore the latest evidence-based research on nutrition and disease prevention and treatment. While the event will offer continuing education credits for nurses and dietitians, all are welcome to attend. $139 Early bird registration tickets are available through July 10. The first 15 people to register will receive a free copy of PCRM’s Food for Life Journal! To learn more or register, visit our website >>

New CME Program Available Now on

This month, Dr. Greger explores various topics like the healthfulness of soy foods, antioxidants in vegetables, fatty foods, and how all of these relate to diseases like cancer and type 2 diabetes. All health care professionals need continuing medical education credits to effectively improve in their profession and service provided to the public. Take advantage of these courses on plant-based nutrition available free of cost! Sign-up today! >>

Food for Life Instructor Spotlight: Nancy Lyons

Food for Life instructor, Nancy Lyons

This month’s featured Food for Life instructor is Nancy Lyons from Kennewick, Wash. As a registered nurse, Food for Life instructor, and devoted volunteer within her community, she spreads the word about the benefits of a plant-based diet through her involvement with the Food for Life program, various schools, and community events. Read Nancy's story >>

Father’s Day Barbecue Menu

Father's Day BBQ Menu

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the colorful vegetables and fruits in season to create a beautiful spread perfect for a barbecue. Celebrate Father's Day with recipes that are not only tasty enough for dad to enjoy, but ones that will keep him healthy. Try a variety of delicious recipes that can be added to make your day with dad a memorable one. View menu >>

Food for Life in the News

Food for Life Teaches Children to Eat the Rainbow
Sapna Von Reich, Food for Life instructor of Fort Collins, Colo., teaches the importance of low-fat, high-fiber, plant-based foods for one’s health. With the Food for Life Kids’ Health program, children are equipped with the knowledge they need to make healthful choices for themselves and their families. To learn more about Sapna’s work in her community with the Kids’ Health program, read the article >>

Have Fun Eating Veggies with the Food for Life Program
Instead of becoming resolved to the idea that children do not like health-promoting foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, or grains, we should look to find different ways to engage them. Eating should be a fun, nourishing experience! Food for Life instructors like Charmaine Vierra from Acampo, Calif., teach the Food for Life Kids’ Health program in hopes of highlighting healthful foods in a way that inspires children to make the best choices. Read the article >>

Can You Make It As A Vegetarian Athlete?


Vegetarian diets offer endless health benefits such as lowing cholesterol, blood pressure, and bodyweight. Such dramatic changes in lifestyle can help counter obesity-related illnesses like hypertension and heart disease, but often fall short of being recommended for athletic performance. Where do endurance and strength conditioning athletes turn for their energy needs? Read more here >>

New Food for Life Cooking and Nutrition Classes for June

View Food for Life classes here >>



Riverside: Goodwin's Organics Food and Drinks (6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28)
San Diego: The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living (7/25)


Fort Collins: Whole Foods Market (6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28)
Fort Collins: Fort Collins Senior Center (7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31)


Bridgeport: SWIM Center for Cancer Care (3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/6)


Fort Myers: Pelican Preserve Country Club (6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26)
Rockledge: Rockledge Gardens (6/16)


Honolulu: Estherbrook, Inc. (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27)
Honolulu: Estherbrook Inc. (7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1)


Geneva: Livingwell Cancer Resource Center (7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4)


Rockport: The Picker Family Resource Center (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2)
Rockport: The Picker Family Resource Center (9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25)


South Yarmouth: 72 Keel Cape Drive (6/16)

New York

Bardonia: The Food Evolution (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5)


Kennewick: Saladmaster Kitchen (7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15)

West Virginia

Shepherdstown: Shepherd University (6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21)

United Kingdom

Birmingham: Grow Health Systems (6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30)



Salinas: Diabetes & Nutrition Support Services (6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28)


Negaunee: Negaunee Senior Center (10/3)

New York

Bardonia: The Food Evolution (7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 10/2)


Reston: Whole Foods Market (5/21, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19)


Kennewick: Saladmaster Kitchen (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27)
Kennewick: Saladmaster Kitchen (9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3)



Mesa: QHS (6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29)


South Yarmouth: 72 Keel Cape Drive (5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28)


Kennewick: Saladmaster Kitchen (5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23)
Richland: WSU TriCities (9/11)



Fort Collins: Northside Aztlan Center (6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25)
Fort Collins: Northside Aztlan Center (7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1)
Loveland: Chilson Recreation Center (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27)


Houston: Studio NiaMoves (8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9)

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