Want to eat healthy but don’t know where to start? From January 16th through February 13th, take the 28-Day Challenge and adopt a plant-strong, whole food, nutrient dense way of eating! A change like this can be, well, challenging. Join others and our Healthy Eating Specialist Jen, as she helps you along the way to your heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, and taste-bud-tempting, plant-strong lifestyle. Jen is registered dietician with her Master's in Nutrition Sciences from Bastyr University.
For only $30, you will receive a suggested four-week meal plan, daily emails and a starter kit to help you stick to your healthy eating goals and achieve success. Each kit contains delicious food samples from local vendors, recipes, a book, handouts, and food journals. Each week, participants will attend weekly classes and check-ins with our Healthy Eating Specialist to help guide the way and provide an opportunity to talk with others taking the challenge.
To kick things off, on January 16th, from 9-10 a.m., we will host a breakfast event and book signing with Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin (TX) firefighter, now Healthy Eating Ambassador for Whole Foods Market and author of the New York Times Best Seller book, The Engine 2 Diet. Rip has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, as well as countless radio and print-media outlets. He’ll be here to give an inspiring talk to start your challenge off right!
Fun prizes will be given away throughout the challenge. For every class or check-in you attend, you'll get an extra chance to win a drawing for a Health Starts Here pantry makeover.
Registration for the 28 Day Challenge is $30 and payment is required by January 13th. Space is limited; first come first serve. Email jennifer.buchanan AT wholefoods DOT com, or stop by or call Customer Service at (206) 985-1500 x 0 to register.
Here are the planned classes and check-ins we will offer to Challenge participants. Attendance at classes is not required, but will be fun and rewarding!
28 Day Challenge Events
January 15th: Orientation for 28 Day Challenge: Restocking Your Pantry and Batch Cooking, 6-7pm
January 16th: Rip Esselstyn: Breakfast event and book signing, 9-10am
January 19th: Week 1 check-in, 10am
January 24th: Plant-strong: Reconfiguring Your Plate and Alternatives to Oil and Salt, 6-7pm
January 26th: Week 2 check-in, 10am
January 31st: Healthy Fats: Healthy Gameday (or everyday!) Snacks, 6-7pm
February 2nd: Week 3 check-in, 10am
February 7th: Nutrient Dense: Getting the Most Bang for your Buck: Alternatives to Sugar, 6-7pm
February 9th: Week 4 check-in, 10am
February 13th: Celebration- Healthy Cook Off: Show Us Your Skills! 5-7pm