Umpqua Community Veg Education Group has announced that a virtual version of the lifestyle and nutrition course that will teach people new strategies to improve health.

The 13-week course will start Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The course is an evidence-based, disease prevention and reversal series by UC-VEG that uses lifestyle medicine to address the leading causes of death in the U.S.

UC-VEG is a nonprofit that supports people who are interested in learning about the wide-ranging benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and eating more whole, plant-based foods.

New topics are covered each week, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic illnesses, in a socially supportive atmosphere.

The program will have practical cooking demonstrations, and take-home packets of helpful handouts and easy and affordable recipes.

The course is sponsored by the Umpqua Health Alliance, CHI Mercy Medical Center, Aviva Health, Blue Zones Project-Umpqua, and Pita Pit in Roseburg.

To learn more about the lifestyle and nutrition course call 541-378-6359. You can also visitwww.UCVEG.org or email stayfresh@ucveg.org.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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