SVMC Wellness Connection Presents Food for Life’s Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer


Media Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
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BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will present the Food for Life class, “Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer,” on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The class will be held in SVMC’s Cancer Center Library at 140 Hospital Dr. in Bennington from six to eight p.m. In case of bad weather, the snow date is set for Feb. 15 at the same time and in the same location.  
Certain diets may help people diagnosed with cancer live longer, healthier lives. Class participants will learn about how their food choices can help reduce the risk of developing cancer or support someone with cancer while in treatment and recovery. There will be tasty samples and several handouts and giveaways as part of the class.
The Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class Series was launched in 2001 to help cancer survivors take advantage of the healing power of foods. The classes are designed by physicians, nutrition experts and registered dietitians. The goal is to empower cancer survivors and their friends and family with cooking ideas and skills so they can turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition.
There is no fee to participate in this class, thanks to a grant from The Cancer Project, a division of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. To register, go to or call Maddie Sobel at (802) 362-4452.
SVMC is a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of its community. SVHC has a vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To find out more, visit