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North Jax Monthly Free 4-week Online Food for Life Series Cooking to Combat COVID-19 Campaign Grant
October 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North Jax Monthly
731 Duval Station Road Ste 107-145
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Re: Free 4-week Online Food for Life Series Cooking to Combat COVID-19 Campaign Grant
Time: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
REGISTER FOR THE LINK AT: Powermeals@yahoo.com
The 90-minute classes will be part of PCRM’s Cooking to Combat COVID-19 campaign, which seeks to empower people to address underlying conditions – obesity, diabetes, and hypertension – that make them most vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19.
A plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to prevent and even reverse diabetes and hypertension and support significant, long-term weight loss. Measurable health improvements can be realized in a relatively short period of time once unhealthy foods such as meat, dairy, and saturated fats are removed from the diet.
Black and Latinx individuals have been especially hard hit by COVID-19 due to several factors, including health care disparities, the prevalence of underlying conditions, and a disproportionately high rate of infection by the virus. We aim to reach these vulnerable populations by offering free classes targeting eight urban communities of color and taught primarily by persons of color.
Each 4-week course will be limited to 30 participants to ensure a high-quality learning experience. Aim for 50 registrants per course to allow for attrition to reach an ideal class size of 30. The goal is to reach a primarily non-vegan. Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine is an international organization and I am the local representative. www.pcrm.org.
Chernice Benjamin, Certified Instructor