How To Participate

The next round of the Lifestyle & Nutrition Course starts Thursday, January 5th, 2023 (In Person or virtual).  

Register Here

This Course spreads over 13 weeks, with a 2 hour class once weekly!

UC-VEG (Umpqua Community Veg Education Group) presents the weekly Lifestyle & Nutrition Course.  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:

Time: Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Aviva Health (Conference Room) or a virtual option is also available.

Please e-mail StayFresh@ucveg.org or call 541-378-6359 for more information.

It is of utmost importance to UC-VEG that the information contained in the 13-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 and appreciated. 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. Participants are encouraged to obtain their own copy, available for purchase in class for $20 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. **An option of Pre & Post Blood Draws are provided as a generous, in-kind donation through Mercy Labs, one set per person. 

Participants 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, once per person.

Want to volunteer? Start HERE

Would you like a Lifestyle & Nutrition Course Poster to place in your office or around town? Here it is: COURSE POSTER