Online Cooking and Nutrition Series: The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment 8 Sundays 09/19 - 11/07
Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation.
An even greater number of people have prediabetes, which means they are at high risk for developing diabetes. There are 86 million people in the United States who have prediabetes and they are generally without symptoms. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during prediabetes. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is largely a disease of over-nutrition and sedentary lifestyle. The disease can be prevented, and complications can often be avoided or treated with a significant change in lifestyle.
This interactive series of 8 classes includes the science, delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, cooking demonstrations and ongoing support in a private Facebook group. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov.7. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. The Food for Life program is a community-based nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is a nonprofit organization advancing preventive medicine, primarily good nutrition, and supports higher standards in research.
The classes will not be recorded. This release is also for in-person classes. That is why recording is mentioned at the end.
By registering for this class, you agree to the following: I understand that the information presented in the Food for Life cooking class program is not intended to replace the advice of my medical doctor or other health care professional with whom I consult. My cooking instructor has advised me of his/her credentials and training in teaching this class. I understand that food prepared during this cooking class series may contain common allergens, and I hereby assume any risk(s) of personal injury or illness that may result from consuming or handling this food. In consideration of participating in Food for Life classes, I acknowledge and understand the dangers and risks inherent in such activities related to preparing food, consuming certain foods, and working with tools and appliances. I hereby waive, release, and discharge Physicians Committee, Food for Life and its instructors, officers, employees, and volunteers against any and all claims, demands, action, or causes of action for costs, expenses, or damages to personal property or personal injury, or death, which may result from my participation or child’s participation in these activities. I assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages resulting from my participation or child’s participation in this program including responsibility for using reasonable judgment in all phases of participation of the program. I acknowledge that my participation or child’s participation is solely at my own risk, and that I assume full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages. I understand that it is my responsibility to notify the event host(s) and instructor of any emergency medical information and ANY food allergies/or dietary restrictions for me or my child. I also hereby give PCRM the absolute right and permission, with respect to any film, photography, video or audio recordings being made of me and with respect to my participation in this class: a) To copyright, use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, in any medium; and b) To use my name in conjunction therewith, if so desired. I release and discharge PCRM and its contractors and agents, such as producers and film makers, from any and all liabilities, claims or demands arising out of or in connection with the use of these film, photographs, video or audio recordings. This authorization and release shall also run to the benefit of the employees, officers, directors, agents, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of PCRM. I understand that I will receive no compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this agreement or for the use of these photographs, film, video or audio recordings.
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