How To Participate
The start of the next round of the course is Thursday, January 7.
This will be a full, virtual session for a total of 13 weeks!
UC-VEG (Umpqua Community Veg Education Group) presents the weekly Lifestyle & Nutrition Course (formerly known as T.H.I.P)! A team of facilitators, representing a diverse array of medical and professional backgrounds, serve as your guides on your journey through the Lifestyle & Nutrition Course, with guest presenters joining in occasionally from around and outside the county.
The course outline includes: disease prevention, living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, movement and exercise, avoidance of chemicals and toxins, the greater impacts of our dietary choices, mindfulness and learning how to view and manage stress and vulnerability and lasting happiness.
Classes will take place:
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm
Details will be emailed to you once you are registered.
Though the Lifestyle & Nutrition Course is not linked with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, UC-VEG is honored to have the support of SDA and accesses to a wonderful venue when classes are in-person, and recognizes the parallels that THIP shares with many of the traditional SDA lifestyle choices.
It is of utmost importance to UC-VEG that the information contained in the 14 week course is disseminated to those that need it. Therefore, there is no fee for the course, though a donation of $60/person is suggested. All facilitators are contributing their time and expertise as a service to the community of Douglas County. Additionally, the book “How Not To Die” by Michael Greger, M.D. is used as the text book for the course. Students are encouraged to obtain their own copy, available for purchase in class for $18 or online for $15-27.00 plus shipping. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Umpqua Health Alliance, a participants on Oregon Health Plan will receive a free copy of the book. **Pre & Post Blood Draws are provided as a generous, in-kind donation through Mercy Labs.
Students are also encouraged to obtain a pedometer, which can be found for a few dollars to $20.00. Fitbits, smartphones, or other types of fitness trackers may also serve the purpose of tracking your steps.
*While the course is open to anyone, blood draws will only be provided through Mercy Labs in Roseburg.
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