Food for Life - Kickstart Your Health (Online)

  • Sunday, September 13, 2020
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • 5 sessions
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, September 20, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 04, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Kitchen Arts Zoom Room, Class Code KI091320NT
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  • Members are free but please register.

    Registration for this class will close September 7th.

Registration is closed

Registration for this event will close Monday, September 7th.

Join plant-based Chef Nancy Travis as she guides you through a 21-day plant-based challenge that is perfect for someone who is interested in losing weight, wanting support in controlling diabetes as well as supporting a healthy blood pressure and heart. 

This is weight loss without restricting “carbs” or counting calories. The key to healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is learning to choose the right foods that are satisfying and health promoting.  This program based on clinical research and created by The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, will help you lose weight and stay healthy, all while bolstering clinical benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, gaining better diabetes control as well as improving energy and mood. 

Each class in the series will include an educational video, class discussion and support as well as a cooking demonstration of 3 recipes. Lots of tips and tricks, recipe handouts, as well as additional resources will be shared. You will also have access to Nancy via email to answer any questions between sessions. 

Session 1: The Power of Your Plate - September 13
We will focus on getting ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. We will guide you through what the diet entails, what groceries to purchase and what a healthy menu will look like.  

Session 2: Let’s Go! - September 20th
After a week of preparations and today’s lesson, you will have all the tools you need to start a low-fat, plant-based diet for the next three weeks. We will go around the "zoom room" and see how everyone did in their preparatory week of food shopping and meal planning. 

Session 3: Getting into Gear - September 27th
After the first week of the challenge we will discuss how things went; share successes and get support for things that were challenging.  You will gain some new insights from other class participants and may chose to share some of your own. 

Session 4: Breaking the Food Seduction - October 4th
This class will go over why specific foods high fat foods like cheese seem addictive and why foods like broccoli are not. Today’s lesson will address what we can do to break those addictions.

Session 5: Keys for Natural Appetite Control - October 11th 
This final class you will have been following a plant-based diet for 21 days. We will discuss next steps along with learning about appetite control

This class was developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


  • Registration for this class will close September 7th. Handouts needed for the class will be mailed on September 8th via USPS to registrants. Please be sure to enter your home mailing address correctly when you register.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A link to join this online event will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
  • The class will include an educational video, a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 
  • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!

  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website,

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