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Food for Life Classes

Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking class program for an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research. Each Food for Life class includes:

  • Specific information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage disease
  • Cooking demonstrations of delicious and healthful recipes
  • Practical cooking skills and tips for incorporating healthful eating habits into daily life
  • A supportive and motivational atmosphere to empower participants to take charge of their health with the foods put on their plates

Includes Audio Visuals, demonstrations, food samples, and detailed recipes and resources.

Available classes:

The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed for better health. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and taste delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

Can be delivered in a 1-, 5-, or 7-part series.

Featured Class Topics

  • Power of Your Plate
  • Let’s Go!
  • Getting in Gear
  • Breaking the Food Seduction
  • Keys for Natural Appetite Control
  • Digestive Health
  • Healthy Blood Pressure

The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival

 

Understand how to prepare cancer-fighting meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.

Can be delivered in a 1-, 4-, or 7-part series. Two additional classes, breast and prostate cancer, can be added on to any series as well.

Featured Class Topics

  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
  • Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
  • Favoring Fiber
  • Discovering Dairy Alternatives
  • Replacing Meat
  • Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Immune-Boosting Foods
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Foods and Breast Cancer Survival (Supplemental Class)
  • Foods and Prostate Cancer Survival (Supplemental Class)

The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

 

Learn how a plant-based diet reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Each class offers a cooking demonstration and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting meals, along with easy and affordable recipes.

Can be delivered in a 1-, 4-, or 8-part series.

Featured Class Topics

  •     Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  •     The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
  •     Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
  •     Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
  •     Using the Glycemic Index
  •     Keeping a Healthy Heart
  •     Diabetes Care From Head to Toe
  •     Making It Work for You

The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition for Health

Based on the Physicians Committee’s online 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, discover that the guiding principle for weight loss and good health is not restricting the amount of food eaten but rather choosing the healthiest foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. This course does not include live cooking demonstrations.

 4-class series that navigates students through the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart as a guided process.

Featured Class Topics

  • Kickstart Your Health: Weight Control and Diabetes Prevention
  • Let’s Go (Begin Kickstart, Label Reading)
  • Getting in Gear
  • Weight Loss

The Power of Food for Health on a Limited Budget

Find out about the economic value and health benefits of plant-based foods. Attendees discover the relationship between diet and disease, get tips on planning a budget-friendly weekly or monthly menu, and enjoy cooking demonstrations that do not require costly cooking gadgets or equipment.

Can be delivered as single stand-alone classes or combined in 2-, 3-, or 4-part series. An additional grocery store tour can be added on to any class or series as well.

Featured Class Topics

  • The Power Plate
  • How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • Foods for a Healthy Weight
  • How Foods Fight Heart Disease
  • Grocery Store Tour (Supplemental Class)

The Power of Food for a Healthy Start Kids Health

Learn the benefits of the Power Plate, which contains whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Children ages 9-12 will learn about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet while sampling delicious, kid-friendly recipes. The curriculum aims to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to establish healthy habits for life.

Can be delivered as single stand-alone classes or combined in 2-, 3-, or 4-part series. 

Featured Class Topics and Objectives

  • Bang-Up Breakfasts
  • In-Betweener Meals and Sweeter Deals
  • Rainbow Lunches
  • Digging These Dinners

Trimazing! Plant-Based Classes

Plant Based 101 – 2 Hours

Introduction to whole, plant-based eating. Attendees Learn:

  • My personal transition story
  • Why eat plant-based
  • Simple transitions
  • Sample delicious whole, plant-based food and take home recipes for what they sampled.

Includes Audio Visual presentation, delicious food samples, and detailed recipe and resources handout.

Becoming Trimazing! – 0.5 Hours

I share my inspiring transition story from unhappy, achy, and overweight to an adult-onset athlete winning medals at triathlons! Includes:

  • My personal transition story
  • Recipes for whole, plant-based food
  • Question and answer session

Includes Audio Visual presentation and detailed recipe and resources handout.

Zero Waste Classes

Zero Waste 101 – 2.5 Hours

Teaches what’s going on with our garbage and why the sudden frequent increases in our garbage rates. Attendees learn:

  • Current garbage and recycling issues
  • Principles of Zero Waste
  • Easy and practical things attendees can apply in their own home or business to reduce their waste, decrease garbage and recycling bin sizes, and save money
  • Make a newspaper trash bin liner to take home

Includes Audio Visual presentation, demonstration, hands-on take-and-make, and detailed resources handout.

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Class – 2 Hours

Workshop about keeping a non-toxic, clean home that saves time and money! Attendees learn:

  • Health and environmental concerns of chemicals in many commercial cleaning supplies
  • Safer, non-toxic alternatives, including recipes for common household cleaners they can make themselves
  • Waste-reducing and money-saving tips
  • Make own dishwasher detergent to take home

Includes Audio Visual presentation, demonstration, hands-on take-and-make, and detailed recipe and resources handout.

Employee Wellness Programs

Let Trimazing! help create a culture of health and wellness benefiting your employees at work and at home. People are eager to improve their health and eating habits. Employer support gives employees a huge advantage and benefits the organization as well.

Join the ranks of organizations such as these who have incorporated Food for Life nutrition education into their Employee Wellness programs:

Why incorporate Food for Life nutrition education into your workplace wellness program?

  • An investment in employee wellness increases employee productivity and decreases absenteeism
  • It can decrease insurance costs as employees make lifestyle changes to improve their risk factors and reduce their health care costs, while also helping employees with fewer risk factors stay healthy
  • Can reduce worker compensation and disability costs through decreased chances of workplace injury, illness, or disability
  • Health support from employers promotes company loyalty, increases morale, builds a positive culture of health, and is a strong recruitment tool
  • Award-winning curriculum designed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's team of physicians, nurses, and dietitians
  • A variety of packages to meet the interests and time needs of the organization
  • Supportive class engagement and interactive cooking demonstrations encourage teamwork and helps build strong teams!

The Program Offers:

  • Single course or weekly sessions of a 5- or 9-class series for workers, consisting of nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, food samples, and supportive group discussions
  • Support for the employer’s food service provider to incorporate healthful food options into the menu
  • Guidance on healthful dining out choices, if there is no employer food service provider

Featured Class Topics

  • Power on Your Plate
  • Let’s Go!
  • Getting in Gear
  • Breaking the Food Seduction
  • Keys for Natural Appetite Control
  • Digestive Health
  • Introduction to How Food Fight Cancer
  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • Healthy Blood Pressure
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Cindy Thompson's Bio & Introduction Feel free to copy this bio and introduction for class marketing purposes

Bio:

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: three times better than amazing

Cindy wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to help people just like you. She works with people and organizations so they can reach their health and wellness goals.

Our health and wellness is closely tied to the health of our environment. Cindy incorporates zero-waste and sustainable practices throughout her programs. You’ll see it IS easy being green!

Cindy Thompson is a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. She is a Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. You can find Cindy at Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching and be reached at cindy@trimazing.com.

 

Introduction:

[Trī-māz-ing]

: three times better than amazing

Cindy wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to help people just like you. She works with people and organizations so they can reach their health and wellness goals.

Shortly after her father died from blood cancer in 2008, her state designated blood and other cancers as presumptive illnesses for professional firefighters, prompting Cindy to research how to reduce her personal cancer risk. She discovered that a whole food, plant-based vegan diet that eliminated the consumption of animal products could be key to her health and cancer prevention. Without going on a diet and just putting better fuel (food) into her body, Cindy dropped 60 pounds, 7 uniform pants sizes, 3 uniform shirt sizes, and dropped her cholesterol and blood pressure readings in one year. Beyond looking better, her fitness level soared, and gave her new energy she could not contain. At the age of 38, Cindy became an adult onset athlete, competing and medaling in marathons, triathlons, open water swim races, and endurance events! Best of all, she’s been able to maintain this without dieting or feeling deprived!

Her fire department was so impressed by her transformation that they put her in charge of the newly formed Wellness Fitness Initiative, a collaborative program between the International Association of Firefighters and International Association of Fire Chiefs. Cindy is a decorated Fire Captain and paramedic, awarded Firefighter of the Year and Oregon State Paramedic of the Year. As part of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program at the U.S. Fire Academy, Cindy published original research on firefighter and public health and safety.

Now that she’s retired from the fire service, Cindy shares her knowledge, experience, infectious enthusiasm for food, health, and fitness as a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer through Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching. She is a Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. You can find Cindy at Trimazing! Vegan Health & Lifestyle Coaching and be reached at cindy@trimazing.com.

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