Foodfor Life: Let's Beat Breast Cancer Food for Breast Cancer Prevention and Survival. 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 ground breaking Cancer Project curriculum.The first four Let’s Beat Breast Cancer classes include information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage growth of cancers of all types (including breast cancer), along with demonstrations of simple recipes that can be easily re-created at home. The final class focuses specifically on foods relevant to breast cancer risk reduction and survival.The intended audience of the Food for Life: Let’s Beat Breast Cancer classes are cancer survivors and their family and friends as well as those looking to prevent the disease. These classes are not intended for individuals currently going through cancer treatment.Class format: welcome & overview, video lesson, class discussion, cooking demonstration, and Q&A.
Class format: Welcome & overview, video lesson, class discussion, cooking demonstration, and Q&A. Food for Life program is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionistswho have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthful diet for improved health and disease prevention. Based in Washington, D.C., Food for Life is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
About Sapna Von Reich: Sapna Von Reich is a Food for Life instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She holds a certification in plant-based nutrition from the Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell. She is a lifestyle health coach and well-known plant-based food educator in Northern Colorado. She enjoys teaching nutrition and cooking to all ages. She also offers one-on-one consultations and private cooking classes. Sapna is working to integrate fresh, healthy, and inspired cuisine into the lives of all her students and clients. She believes that good food doesn’t need to be complicated and has made it her mission to help others balance health and lifestyle.