Education Class Syllabus
12 Education Classes are offered during the year online (third Wednesday from 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM) or in-person (second Saturday, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.), with a different topic covered each month. The classes are a guide in making better lifestyle choices to reach one’s health goals. They are designed to provide you with the foundation and tools one needs to conduct effective decisions for a better sense of overall well-being.
Program members can attend these classes based on their membership. Non-members can attend these classes at an additional fee. The in-person class has a cooking demo along with a tasting of the food prepared.
Education Class 1- The Pleasure Trap (November): This class offers unique insights into the factors that make people vulnerable to dietary and lifestyle excesses and presents ways to restore the natural biological processes of the body, mind and spirit. Understand the nature of the trap most of us fall prey to, unconsciously, and how to liberate ourselves from the trap it for a life that is supported, not hindered by, our health.
Education Class 2- Fats: Good versus Bad (December): This class offers an introduction to fats and explains the science, myths and controversies surrounding this essential macronutrient. Learn how to use fat to enhance, not damage, our health.
Education Class 3- Practicing to Succeed (January): This class gives many tips on how to stay on track with your health goals. As for all other goals in life, learn how to plan, prioritize, and develop habits and practices to achieve success for your health.
Education Class 4- Health:- Prevention versus Maintenance (February): This session explains how plant-based foods contribute to healing and health, how we remain connected to our childhood diets, and why disease prevention will always outshine disease treatment. Learn about the long-term benefits of a whole plant-based food diet and how it can help prevent many major diseases.
Education Class 5- Special Occasions: Vacations, Family Events, and Parties (March): An in-depth discussion of planning, packing, and entertaining without compromising your health goals. Learn to manage expected and unexpected situations when not in our normal routines to keep our health on track. Bonus: Increase your health per $ by learning more effective ways of how to save and spend money on health.
Education Class 6- Common Myths about Nutrition (April): Protein, Calcium and Calories. Dispel the common myths that cause us to make less than optimal choices.
Education Class 7- The Causes of Lifestyle Chronic Disease (May): This class offers an in depth-understanding of the most common diseases that disrupt many lives and how healthy lifestyle changes can work to reverse many common lifestyle diseases.
Education Class 8- Methods of Cooking and Storing (June): This class covers basic cooking methods as well as the benefits of a number of kitchen machines and gadgets to simplify the participants’ cooking experience. While there are no shortcuts to health, learn how the right tools can enhance efficiency, convenience, and taste.
Education Class 9- The Importance of Exercise (July): This class features the importance of movement and fun activities for your overall well-being and health. Understand how exercise contributes to health in ways far beyond the obvious.
Education Class 10- The Importance of Mental Health (August): This class discusses some of the causes of stress and discomfort and offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Our thoughts and feelings drive our actions. Learn how we can channel these positively.
Education Class 11- The Role of Supplements (September): This class will answer important questions such as “Where do nutrients come from” and “Which ones do we need and why?” At times we may need to “supplement.” Learn why, when, and how.
Education Class 12- Connecting the Health of Humans, Plants and the World around Us (October): This session explains the relationship between our health and that of our planet, positioning participants as a steward of both. Bonus information: Why is Ethos Farm is focusing on its soil? Soil health is the basis of human, environmental and planetary health.