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Raising Health Awareness...


Diet accounts for 35-80% risk factors for chronic diseases that can effectively be circumvented.  


Online Events

Join in with your Global Community and learn what 'they didn't teach you' in school.

NO Online Events presently scheduled. 

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Community Presentations

Nutrition Essentials 
aka What's 'News' on our Plates
Tuesday, October 17, 2023; 6-8 pm Santa Cruz, CA. - TBA soon
Healthy Holidays 
aka Sharing The Season's Bests
Monday, October 23, 2023; 6-8 pm Santa Cruz, CA.  - TBA soon
presented by

Sandi Rechenmacher
PCRM Food for Life Instructor

New research regarding The Human Microbiome will be discussed in these classes, detailing how diets can prevent and/or reverse heart disease, diabetes, depression, and can help with weight loss. Our microbes have a LOT to say about our health and wellness!


The 'PLUS' in this class is that under the guidance of a 15-year veteran Food for Life instructor, students will have opportunity to get answers to their most burning nutrition questions and will glean tips and tricks for culinary adventuring and success. The class will culminate with sumptuous samplings where all can enjoy and recap the class' experiences. Bon Appétit!

To register call 831-325-3811


These presentations are designed as

'Info-sampling' experiences where nutrition science-based guidelines and resources are offered to help expand your awareness of simple healthy steps that you can take on your journey toward optimal health

and wellness. Blessings of joy and happy tastebuds ahead!


  • Eating for a Healthy Microbiome 

  • Living in Your Right Body Size

  • Wellness as a Lifestyle

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Past Presentations

       A Game with your Mouth

       My Good Bugs and Me!

       Cooking to Combat COVID-19


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Host a Presentation, giving yourself and others an opportunity to take full responsibility for your health and happiness. 


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


Your family's/community's and your personal futures are in your hands. 


Choose (or request) a Presentation Topic:

Human Microbiome / Digestive Health

Weight Loss


Diabetes, Heart Disease

Aging and Brain Health 

Athletic Edge with Plant Based Eating

Family Health - Kids and their Parents

Eating Well on a Budget


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Host a Cooking Class or Party


Gather round with family and or friends and expand your nutrition and food preparation awareness. Learn how to ferment vegetables (sauerkraut, kimchi), make vegan cheeses, healthy desserts, snacks, EASY and QUICK meals OR design your specific curriculum and

let's share, cook, sample!!!

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