OSHR 1336 - Food for Life: Healthy Basics

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Diet-related diseases are major threats to Americans. Most people in the United States are now overweight or obese, putting them at an increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Discover the relationship between diet and disease as well as the power of healthful foods to defend against certain diseases and help the body heal from illness.

Learn how to break unhealthful dietary patterns and make good food choices. Get tips on how to plan a weekly or monthly menu to get the most out of a limited budget while meeting optimal nutritional needs. In our classes. Attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Sapna Von Reich

Sapna Von Reich is a certified Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) ‘Food for Life’ instructor. She recently received a certification in Plant Based Nutrition: Cornell University, NY. She is originally from India. She is a well-known Indian vegetarian food instructor in Northern Colorado. She believes the food we eat can have a positive influence against many modern diseases like diabetes and cancer.