Earth Voice, Food Choice… Todd Winant

Getting Real about our Food Choices – Do Something Positive About School Lunches !

Learn about healthier food choices and then inspire other people to eat more whole, organically grown plant foods and less chemically processed animal and junk foods.

Learn how to demonstrate solutions to heart attach, strokes, obesity, global warming, water pollution, rainforest destruction, topsoil depletion and much more.

Understand how to teach about the Super Heroes for Health, the plant kingdom. How plants prevent disease and promote health. Understand how plant foods heal our bodies and help our planet by using less resources.

Gain insight into the current problems the USDA’s National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs face and provide schools with simple solutions for its improvement.

This manual outlines a step-by-step strategy on how to implement a successful healthy food and environmental awareness project to educate any audience.

You will be able to present healthy diet food programs and environmental concerns and solutions to students, parents, teachers, school administrators and school food service personnel.

The manual includes Plant Based, (vegan, bulk & family size) recipes that adhere to the USDA Meal Pattern, RDA’s, and Nutrient Standard Menu Planning and provide the required nutrient analysis.

Also provided are Hand Outs, Actions for Parents and Students, Letters of Announcements and everything else you will need to implement a successful food awareness project in you home, school or work place.

Vote with your food choices and money. Become part of the solution!

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Dr Barnard’s Blog – Jay Z Pledges to Go Vegan

 

Jay Z Pledges to go VeganJay Z’s pledge to adopt a vegan diet is trending worldwide. And if it seems like everyone is adopting a vegan diet, it’s because they are.  More people are finding it surprisingly easy to follow a plant-based diet.

Former president Bill Clinton, former vice president Al Gore, and actress Michelle Pfeiffer continue to ditch meat in favor of nutrient-packed, plant-based foods. Hollywood’s A-list, including actresses Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman, country singer Carrie Underwood, tennis champ Serena Williams, and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons all tout the health benefits of a vegan diet.

The science is simple: The more plant-based meals we eat, the healthier we’ll be in the long run. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics finds people who follow vegetarian diets have a lower body mass index, lower risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower rates of overall cancer.

From a nutritional standpoint, plant-based meals outweigh their meat-heavy counterparts.  A black bean burger has similar protein as a hamburger, but the black bean burger has half the fat and calories, contains zero cholesterol, and packs four times as much fiber.

As plant-based diets continue to surge in popularity, it won’t be long before we see a decline in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease – and that is something Hollywood, scientists, politicians, and hip-hop stars can all advocate for.