On-line classes help fight diabetes, heart disease

HOLLIS – Local cooking instructor and trained physician Nora Hanke is teaming up with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to bring nutrition and cooking classes to the Nashua area. Food for Life classes are designed to help local residents improve their health through a plant-based diet.

For the first time, Food for Life classes will be offered online, with instructors across the United States and abroad providing cooking demonstrations and teaching participants how plant-based diets can help boost weight loss and prevent and sometimes reverse chronic diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with underlying health conditions – such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer – make up the majority of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Plant-based diets are scientifically proven to prevent and even reverse many of those diseases.

Each class centers on important nutrition topics with local cooking instructor Dr. Nora Hanke.

Classes are scheduled for:

• 1-3 p.m. June 10, using a plant-based diet to fight diabetes.

• 3-5 p.m. June 14, using a plant-based diet to fight heart disease and hypertension.

• 6-8 p.m. June 17, foods to support breast cancer survival.

For more information about Food for Life, visit FFLClasses.org.