OSHR 1351 - Food for Life: Cancer Prevention and Survival

  • 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.

Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping cancer survivors live longer, healthier lives. Numerous studies have shown that a diet built from plant foods offers the most cancer-fighting protection of any diet plan. Reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that as much as 40 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet.

The Food for Life: Cancer Prevention and Survival classes offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. Attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes.

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.