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Food for Life: The Power of Food for New & Expecting Parents
Wednesdays 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/24 5pm

Bringing a child into the world is a truly miraculous experience. As breathtaking as it is, too many moms suffer from health complaints and complications at many steps of the way: from struggling to get pregnant in the first place, to blood pressure and blood sugar concerns, birthing challenges, and postpartum depression. When the baby arrives, the intense responsibility of caring for a newborn on top of mom’s health needs can be overwhelming.


As we approach Women’s Health Month in May, Plant Powered Metro New York is offering support to moms (before, during, and after pregnancy), their partners, caregivers of young children, and obstetric health professionals (doulas, midwives, and OB clinicians) through FREE four-week classes that blend motivational nutrition education with cooking instruction.


Sponsored by the Allen Foundation, and built from the award-winning Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes created by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, these classes will demonstrate how to prepare delicious plant-based meals that can prevent and treat gestational and type 2 diabetes, naturally reduce blood pressure, help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight, and feed children for a healthy start.


Time for some fun in the kitchen! We will be whipping up some easy and delicious plant-based recipes made to please the whole family

The Family Power Plate will focus on getting ready to increase more plant-based foods in your diet. This class will introduce some recipe ideas that are great for the whole family.

Be plant curious and crave the deliciousness!

Thursday March 30 at 6pm

Food For Life: The Family Power Plate Virtual Class

Food For Life: Kickstart Your Health 
Plant-based Family Culinary 5-week virtual experience


Saturdays 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 10:30am – 11:45pm

$90 for the full series

Register by Wednesday 1/4 receive a 10% discount.

RSVP for registration details and to be added to the email list.

A vegan diet of whole grains, beans, and fruits can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, " Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in prevention and treatment of certain diseases."


Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health 5-class series will allow class attendees to discover the world of health through general topics ranging from digestion to blood pressure. Results are likely to be immediate and impressive!

Five-Class Series

Class 1: The Power of Your Plate 

Class 2: Let's Go

Class 3: Getting in Gear

Class 4: Breaking the Food Seduction

Class 5: Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Attend all four classes and enter to win a raffle!


A New Year of Delicious Plant-Based Meals + Treats 

Plant-based Family Culinary 4-week virtual experience


Tuesdays 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 11am – 12pm

Class rate is $18 per family

RSVP for registration details and to be added to the email list.

Bring in the New Year with lots of yummy and healthy plant-based meals!


Join me for this fun and informative culinary 4-week experience. This series was created for families who are looking to make delicious and nutritious plant-based meals at home. We will take you on a culinary journey in your own kitchen, bring the family together and learn to make easy plant-based recipes.

Attend all four classes and enter to win a raffle!


Food For Life: Food for Breast Cancer Prevention & Survival 5-Class Series 

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 8 & 15
11:30am - 1:00pm ET

Half a century ago, the United States declared a “war on cancer,” yet current statistics predict that during our lifetime, one in eight women will develop breast cancer. Research has shown that more than one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States are due to poor diet, yet most are unaware of the connection. Faced with these startling statistics, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine developed the Food for Life: Let’s Beat Breast Cancer curriculum based on our groundbreaking Cancer Project curriculum.

Food for Life: African American Culinary Heritage 6-Class Virtual Series
September 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21
1pm - 2:30pm

In this course, we will honor the ancestral ties of West African foodways that were brought to the United States through the Middle Passage and the culinary traditions, such as soul food, developed by African Americans throughout their history in the United States. This invaluable information will also help participants who are seeking to prevent or overcome high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions that disproportionately affect African Americans. In addition, each week I will be demonstrating several simple whole food plant-based dishes that you can cook along with me and easily make yourself.

Food for Life: Food For Fitness Virtual Cooking Class

Sunday, July 10th 

10am - 11:30am ET

Suggested Cost - $20 per class Venmo Here

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This zoom class aims to empower attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare simple, nutritious meals that fuel optimal fitness and recovery. For centuries, athletes have been following plant-based diets to achieve a competitive advantage. Recently, plant-based diets are gaining popularity in a variety of sports. Perhaps that’s because vegan athletes are leading in endurance sports, weightlifting, and even Formula One racing. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit
from a plant-based diet. A low-fat vegan diet comprising whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables provides the ideal fuel for any physical activity.


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Family, Fitness & Food From The Garden
Sunday, April 24 12 PM - 1 PM ET 
Astoria, Queens

We’re getting active at The Lifestyle Building, a community space and urban garden in Astoria, Queens. Come out for this family-friendly Earth Month event on Sunday, April 24th at 12:00 PM to connect with how our food is grown. Led by PPMNY organizers Danielle Medina and Enrica Sacca, we’ll practice some yoga, explore the garden, and hear how whole plant foods nourish our bodies and help protect the planet! We’ll wrap up the hour by creating a delicious springtime salad featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

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