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Food for Life by the Cancer Project Course offered at Shepherd

By Staff | Jun 1, 2012

Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program summer semester will host Food for Life by the Cancer Project cooking and nutrition classes, beginning June 12.

Designed by physicians, nutrition experts and registered dietitians, each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and healthy recipes that can be recreated easily at home. The goal of the program is to empower cancer survivors and their friends and family with easy-to-implement cooking skills that turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition through a plant-based diet.

Tracey Moody, a certified Food for Life instructor for the Cancer Project and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, is instructing the course. After completing her training in holistic nutrition, she discovered Food for Life.

“I believe we can prevent many diseases that plague our society with diet and exercise,” said Moody. “The Cancer Project was the perfect fit for me; the hands on approach they take to education is amazing.”

Food for Life classes will teach attendees why the Cancer Project and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine promotes a plant-based diet.

The class will meet June 12, 14, 19, and 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

Lifelong Learning will offer three other courses this summer: Fruit of the Vine: Wine in the Making will be held June 12, 14, 19, and 21 from 3-5 p.m. at the Yellow Brick Bank; Digital Photography: There’s More than Autofocus will be held June 18, 20, 22, 25, and 27 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 209, Scarborough Library; and The CATF Repetory: VIP Journey of Season 22 will be held July 16, 18, 20, 23, and 25 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 201 at the Center for Contemporary Arts.

Individual class cost is $99 per class. Semester memberships are available for $249 and entitle members to attend any or all courses offered during the semester. Additional fees may apply for some courses.

For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/lifelonglearning or call 304- 876-5135.