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.

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. This class will 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. In each class participants will enjoy a quick and easy cooking demonstration and taste delicious, healthful dishes. Class topics include:

  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
  • Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
  • Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
  • Cancer-Fighting Compounds, Immune Boosting Foods
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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 holds a certification in plant- based nutrition from Cornell University, NY. She is a well-known plant-based food educator in Northern Colorado. She believes the food we eat can have a positive influence against many modern diseases like diabetes and cancer.