Heads up, animal lovers! Now’s your chance to earn an “A” in veganism — Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan is offering a class in vegan eating.
Starting in September, the Oakland School of Nursing will offer an online professional development course entitled “A Lifestyle Change to Improve Health: The Vegan Diet.” It’s a seven-week class that will focus on the health benefits of a vegan diet and how to create a well-balanced approach, as well as tasty vegan recipes.
The class is designed to help students expand their palates and embrace new foods, not restrict their diets. Instructor Marilyn Mouradjian is a practicing vegan who has long taught the benefits of an animal-free diet in her classes. She says, “The vegan diet has the potential to extend an individual’s health while making delicious choices in their food selections. There will be wonderful recipes for students, like a French silk tofu pie.”
Since the class is offered through the School of Nursing, there is also an emphasis on how to improve health through diet instead of drugs.
“Our culture relies heavily on pharmaceuticals that often have serious side effects, which can prompt additional medication use to reduce those side effects,” says Mouradijan. “The vegan diet scientifically addresses the prevention and reversal of many chronic health conditions.”
The course is open to everyone; not just OU students. Check out the website for more information and registration details.