Welcome! Are you interested in learning how to get more healthy, whole plant-based foods into your life, but looking for some extra support along the way? Join us in the Plant-Based Eating Support Network Group! This page is where you can find out what it’s all about!
What are the benefits?
- Gain confidence in your knowledge about and skills for living a healthy, whole foods plant-based lifestyle
- Set and meet personal health goals
- Become part of a community of like-minded people who are on a similar journey and who can help support you
- Access to encouragement and support from a knowledgeable Registered Holistic Nutritionist and experienced Plant-Based Chef
- Get inspired and excited about healthy food!
- Find new recipes that make you LOVE being in the kitchen
- Learn tips and tricks that will make healthy, delicious plant-based cooking second nature.
How it works…
Each month is based on a different theme. On the first Monday of the month, there will be an introductory video that provides the groundwork for the theme and the first challenge of the month. Every week you’ll get a new recipe, a fun challenge to complete, and a tool/tip that is relevant to the theme of the month. This might be a short how-to video, an info sheet or a cooking tip sheet.
Each month there will be a cook-along class, a nutrition webinar, and a skills/small group support class, always with opportunities for Q&A. These will all be live sessions, but if you can’t make it, don’t worry! They will also be recorded so you can watch them later if that’s more convenient.
We also have a monthly Speaker Series to bring different voices and expertise to you. We may feature a plant-based medical or health professional, someone with an inspiring story, cookbook authors or others who can help inspire you and help you on your journey. For more info on the Speaker Series click here.
Throughout the month members are encouraged to share their inspiration, food pictures and of course any questions. Points will be awarded for participation via food photos and challenges completed, and every month the person with the most points will win a fun food-related prize! Here is an overview of what the average month will look like (*please note, this overview is subject to changes).
What does it cost?
The Plant Based Eating Support Network Group is a subscription-based model that is designed around a year of themes and content. This means you can join anytime, and you have access to all the content you subscribe to for a full year. There are three subscription package options:
- Sign up for 6 months, at a cost of $35 per month ($210 + GST), OR
- Sign up for 1 year, at a cost of $35 per month – and get a month for free! ($385 + GST) *BEST DEAL*
- Or, if you are interested in a specific theme, or just want to try it out for a month, you can join a single month for $50 + GST.
Most of the content for the PBE Support Network Group will be hosted on a secure teaching platform called Teachable. When you sign up you will be registered for a student account. The platform is very easy to use and there is a short tutorial to walk you through everything you will need to know to use it successfully. Online live classes and events will be done on zoom and recordings will be lodged in the Teachable platform for members who would like to watch later (or if members want to re-watch sessions). If you would like to attend a live class you will receive a zoom link — again, very user-friendly, but we can walk through any tech issues or questions you may have together.
In addition you will have access to the Plant-Based Eating private facebook page, and you are encouraged to continue to use that as a place to post pictures of what YOU are doing, how you are meeting challenges, etc. These two platforms will work in concert, but if you are not on Facebook, don’t worry, you will have access to everything you need in Teachable, so Facebook is just an added bonus.
You are encouraged to participate as much as possible! The whole point of this group is to help you learn and get inspired, so share what you’re doing in the kitchen (food photos are great!), any cooking or nutrition questions that you may have and any great plant-based recipes that you come across and love. As mentioned above, each month there will be challenges, and you will get points for anything you do to participate in them, with a prize for our #1 participant of the month! The private Plant-Based Eating Facebook page is a great place to do all of this.
Absolutely. It is recommended, but not required, that you participate on the private Plant-Based Eating Facebook page. However, you can also leave comments and questions (and send your challenge photos etc) on Teachable or via text message/email to me.
You will have access to all content starting with the month you commenced your subscription for as long as your subscription is active. If your subscription runs out and you would like to maintain access for longer, you are welcome to make a special request.
Not at all – you can subscribe anytime. If you sign up in the middle of the month and some of the monthly events have already happened all the information of that given month will be accessible to you via recordings through Teachable.
Every membership will include a 30-day money-back guarantee. So if you’re not enjoying the PBE Support Network Group, just let me know within 30 days and I’ll be happy to return your money.
At this point what I am planning is to come back around to the same topics after a 12-month period. Content will be renewed and updated, but there may be some repeated information. You are more than welcome to subscribe again for as long as you’d like to be involved! (Depending on how this first year goes I may revise this and continue to offer different topics, so stay tuned).
I will be developing this as the year goes on, but at this point I am planning to offer members:
- 10% discount on personalized consults (online or in-person)
- 10% discount on any in-person or online classes
- 10% discount on any Plant-Based R.H.N. fee-based events (there are some in the works for 2020-21!)
There are 2 options for subscriptions: 6 months and 1 year (for the price of 11 months). However, if you are not happy with your subscription after the first 30 days, I would be pleased to offer you a full refund.