Eat to Thrive 

Virtual Online Classes


Fall Classes 

Eat to Thrive is a comprehensive and inspirational 10-week program developed by Betsy Bragg to educate people in a holistic, sensible approach to a living-foods diet and lifestyle. The program will teach you to recognize your mind-body connection and how to cleanse and nourish your body and soul. Be inspired to develop daily routines that nurture your path to personal empowerment. Explore various holistic approaches to healing while learning to set up your living food kitchen. Expand your nutritional knowledge, including the A-B-C’s of sprouting and the optimal benefits of an alkaline and enzyme-rich diet.

Each evening will include a lesson about a key topic for health and nutrition, a featured guest speaker with experience in the field, a vegetarian dinner, and virtual hands-on experience preparing plant-sourced foods. Throughout the program you will gain access to a variety of healthy, delicious vegan recipes and learn how simple, enjoyable and affordable it can be to change your lifestyle.

During the 10 weeks of this program, you will not only be able to change your life, but you will learn the skills required to ensure a long, healthy life for your family as well. Those interested in sharing their knowledge of health and nutrition with others have the option of receiving a health educator certification through this program. Others who only seek exposure to the material can audit the program for a lower fee. Every person who enrolls will enjoy the benefits of finding a community of people passionate about creating healthy behaviors and supporting others in pursuit of the same goals.

How it Works

  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Duration: Classes meet ONLINE
  • Average Class Size: unlimited
  • You Will Receive: Free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home, and FREE introduction September 10th

What to Expect Each Class

  • Mindfulness
  • Hands-on preparation of a delectable meal that you’ll prepare at home, lead by the zoom meeting
  • Sharing of success and challenges with group support
  • Power-point review of DVDs seen at home
  • A Guest lecturer

You Will Learn

The health benefits of plant-based foods

  • How to prepare quick, simple, and delicious vegan recipes on a budget
  • To identify where to purchase fresh, organic, and equitable produce
  • How to create a weekly menu and shopping list that is both healthy and tasty
  • The nutritional benefits of eating organically and locally
  • Why and how to sprout and pickle
  • About our digestive and immune systems and their vital role in wellbeing
  • The importance of detoxing and supplementation and how to do it
  • How to be mindful and its transformative effects
  • How to follow your food plan when eating out and traveling

Enroll Now if You’re

  • seeking to improve your wellbeing
  • looking for a supportive, local vegan community
  • interested in earning a health educator certificate to teach this curriculum to adults or children

Eat To Thrive Winter 2021 Syllabus

On Zoom

Thursdays, February 4, 2021 – April 22, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(Speakers subject to change)

FREE Introduction Thursday, January 21 7:00 – 8:30:00 pm

Do Before Week One: Watch DVDs – Principles of Health, Eating & pH Miracle
Read: Chapter 1 of Eat to Thrive and Ann Wigmore’s biography – Why Suffer?

Week One:  Thursday, February 4   – Overview

  • Recipe presentations and dinner
  • Introductions
  • Overview of Course
  • HW: Read Chapter 2 & Watch DVDs – 2 Food Combining DVDs & Sugar CD

Week Two:  Thursday, February 11 – The Living Food Kitchen and Exercise

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speakers: Leslie Barnett of Reclaiming your Radiance on “The Physics of Feeling
    Your Best” and Joanne Schmalenberger of Gravoxy on “Cellular Health through
    Rebounding & Slengthening Technique (Stretch without Pain)
  • HW:  Read Chapter 3, Wheatgrass and Notes on Growing Your Own Food.
  • Watch DVDs – Growing Your Own Food; Overcoming the Food Imprint; optional Fat,
    Sick and Nearly Dead

Week Three:  Thursday, February 18 – Indoor Sprouting for Fun and Nutrition

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Randy Jacobs, Founder and Director of Life Force Growers & Rebecca Matsil, Perfect Food
  • HW: Read Chapter 4, Juice recipes and watch DVDs Fasting & Internal Awareness

No class on Thursday, February 25 due to Purim

Week Four:  Thursday, March 4 – Fasting and Internal Awareness

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest speaker: Dr. Sailaja Reddy, Functional Medicine Internist, on how the food you eat
    can heal or help your gut identifying the role of GI Tract and recognizing how
    impairment may lead to systemic dysfunction.
  • HW: Read Chapter 5; DVDs Detox and Making a Killing

Week Five:  Thursday, March 11 – Cleansing

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Tom Lindsley
  • Preparations: Fermenting presentations of Veggie Kraut for your natural probiotics
  • HW: Read Chapter 6; Watch 2 different DVDs on Supplements and Genetic Roulette; Cowspiracy

Week Six:  Thursday, March 18   – Getting Support from the Healing Community

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Theresa Drum, Interactive Meditation and Research
  • HW: Read Chapter 7; Watch Healing Cancer, Cancer, the Forbidden Cure, and Simply Raw

Week Seven:  Thursday, March 25 – Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy &
Supplements and Enzymes

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Jonathan Fang: Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy
  • HW: Read Chapter 8, Watch DVDs Living Matrix & Ancient and Current Self-Help

No class on Thursday, April 1 due to Passover

Week Eight:  Thursday, April 8 – Mind-Body Connection to Life Force Energy & the Life Within

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Joe Lucier –Mind-Body Connection, Bioelectricity, Life Force Energy &
    the Life Within
  • HW: Read Chapter 9; Watch DVDs Practical Living & Bringing It All Home

Week Nine:  Thursday, April 15 – Cancer is Not a Disease – Panel of Cancer Survivors

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speakers: Linda Brunini, Fernanda Delgado & Linda Handrahan Cancer Survivor
  • HW:  Read Chapters 10 – 15; Watch DVDs Beyond Raw & Processed People

Week Ten:  Thursday, April 22 – Graduation, Awards, Banquet & What’s Next

  • Recipe presentations
  • Guest Speaker: Karen Regnante, How to Live the Hippocrates Lifestyle and
    Manifest Your Greatest Destiny… Especially in these challenging times
  • Graduation Ceremony


Program Length: 10 weeks
Average Size: Unlimited
You will receive: Free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home, and FREE introduction June 11th

First-Time Students

This is for students whose goal it is to gain exposure to the subject matter. Whether they have an illness or simply a thirst for knowledge of the subject matter, they will be permitted to attend, borrow DVDs, and participate. They will be required to prepare and contribute to the five-course meal. However, there are no attendance or written/oral requirements.

FEE: $500 or installments of $55 weekly

REPEATING STUDENTS (returning graduates or one family member )

FEE: $250 or installments of $30 weekly


This track is for students whose goal is to apply the knowledge from this program to a career path. Successful completion of this program will lead to an Eat to Thrive Certificate of Completion. Requirements for this program are attendance at 8 out of 10 meetings; a passing grade on two take-home essay tests; and a presentation with hands-on learning for a group on-line of at least 5 people.

FEE: $700 or $75 weekly

If you refer a friend who registers you’ll receive a $50 discount or $50 refund if you’ve already paid.

Eat To Thrive – Winter 2021

CLASSES BEGIN FEBRUARY 04 and take place every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST. To register, there is a $500 fee for new students and a $250 fee for returning students. If the fee is a hardship, Eat to Thrive is also offered on a pay what you can basis. To complete your registration, choose the appropriate payment method, full payment or pay what you can. Then, select student type in the second dropdown (see the track options tab for detailed descriptions). There is a $50 discount for full payments made prior to January 21. Full payment includes registration for the free introduction on January 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST. Classes are virtual via Zoom. The online classroom is feature-rich with recordings, links to resources, recipes, and products.

We all need emotional and spiritual community support from like-minded people and need to boost our immune systems with positive mindsets, nutrition, and cleansing toxins including negative thinking. We want to make our program accessible to everyone, if you have any questions, call Betsy Bragg at 617-835-2913 or email at



To access the Pay What You Can method, click the link below:

In return for the opportunity to participate in the above named program, I hereby grant to: Betsy Bragg, Director of “Eat To Thrive” and “Real Kids Real Food” permission to transmit live and / or to record for later transmission my artwork, likeness and / or voice as a part of the above on ourWebsites & all Social Media associated with above names for any lawful purpose, at any time. I also authorize the use of my name and excerpts from said program for the purpose of promoting and publicizing this program. I waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or the written copy that may be used in conjunction therewith, or the use to which it may be applied. I agree to hold the program producer and any television company, media company & publishing company that transmits the program harmless for any liability to others arising from anything I may say or do during the program, except as set forth in a written script provided to me by the program producer.

The information in this Eat to Thrive course is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always be sure to consult with a qualified health professional. Eat to Thrive, Inc. and its Director, Betsy Bragg, disclaim any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise which is incurred as a consequence directly or indirectly of the use and application of this course. All materials mentioned in this course are trademarks of their respective companies. It is prohibited to copy or disseminate any materials without express permission.

To Enroll by check or if you have questions email or call Betsy Bragg at 617-835-2913


Jeff Bowdish

I started the course with one goal and that was to get off junk food and ice cream. This was achieved by week four, the rest of the course was just a bonus. The recipes presented were helpful and the guest speakers were wonderful.  Each brought a unique approach to...

Linda Brunini-Formica

ETT is a jewel, a gift that I gave myself and one for which I am richer today! Lots of great take always- guest speakers are amazing, as is Betsy. The Zoom class was wonderful, perfect for me, living in Florida and too far away to otherwise participate.

Sarah Brett

Eat to Thrive Gold nugget Betsy’s class most importantly taught me that being organized, creating grocery lists, and having a meal plan SAVES time in the long run. I don’t need to reach for a protein bar of poor taste and quality. I know that I can use very few...

Sheryl Stone

The Eat to Thrive 10-week program provides support and motivation, as well as inspiring a passion for living a plant-based lifestyle. This program is lifechanging. It has changed my life and that of my husband. It is so empowering to know that there is a program that...

This 10-Week Course Is Life-Changing

Eat to Thrive is more than just vegetarian cooking or easy vegan meals.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your health through better eating and lifestyle habits, contact us today!  Our contact information is below or use any of the contact forms, email address or phone numbers you see in this website. Don’t delay, class sizes are limited.