Small Steps September is coming to a close, but before it does…
…what small steps can you take to optimize your diet?
Diets made of more plants and less animal products decrease chronic disease, decrease health care costs, increase years of healthy life, reduce poverty, and address the climate change crisis. Attend our “Eat More of This and Less of That” workshop to learn small steps to increase plants and decrease animal products in your diet.
Eat More of This (Plants) and Less of That (Dairy and Meat);
and What About Fake Meat?
Thursday, September 30
This workshop will help you:
- Assess your current plant, meat and dairy eating patterns.
- Compare whole-food plant-based eating to the Standard American Diet way of eating.
- Learn simple food purchasing and food preparation techniques that increase plant-based eating and decrease animal product eating.
- Explore programs built on making small step changes to eating more plant-based food and less animal product food. Programs will include the One Meal a Day Plan, the Meatless Monday initiative, Forks Over Knives Meal Planner, and the Blue Zones Meal Planner.
Over 60 percent of the calories in the American diet comes from processed food that is high in sugar, oils, salt, and low in quality nutrition. Processed food is one of two major factors that make the Western Diet the leading cause of death. Eating processed food is a root cause of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, and cognitive decline.
Small Steps to Eating Less Processed Food:
Break Away from Sugar, Oils, and Salt
Saturday, October 23
This workshop covers small steps to break your dependency on processed (junk) foods:
- Zero in on the processed foods that are in your regular diet.
- Explore how and where can you purchase foods that are more real and whole and less junk and processed.
- Learn easy, low-cost ways to prepare meals with fewer processed junk foods.
- Choose tasty main dish, side dish, sauces, dressings, and dessert recipes that are high in whole-food nutrition and low in sugar, oils, fat and other processed food additives.
Both workshops are offered in-studio and via Zoom. Sign up early to save your place, especially if you plan to attend virtually so we can get you the link!