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News & Events for Health Empowerment // May 13, 2021


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In May, our nation honors the rich cultural contributions brought to this country by people of Asian/Pacific Islander descent. With anti-Asian hate crimes becoming more intense in number and violence right in our own backyard, we’re taking a stand through our shared love of food to stop the hate and show appreciation to our Asian brothers and sisters. So many Asian heritage plant-based dishes have become a part of our vernacular, including the versatility of tofu, probiotic benefits of
kimchi, a warm bowl of miso, the nutty pad thai, a hearty bowl of pho, and curry with notes of coconut. 

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, next Friday PPMNY will explore the plant-based roots of Korean food culture with Dr. Eui Cheol Lee together with PPMNY Bronx Organizer Vivian Lee and PPMNY public health intern and dietitian Natalie Khoo. Dr. Lee will discuss the plant-based origins of Korean temple food and how the food landscape and eating habits stand now in Korea. Following the discussion, a culinary demonstration will feature the rich ssam, or “food wrapping” culture, for your next plant powered meal.

Korean Temple Cuisine to K-pop: A Changing Food Landscape
Friday, May 21, 7:00 - 8:15 PM
FREE - register here

If you experience or witness any incidents of anti-Asian hate crimes, please report them online to help Stop AAPI Hate collect wider data and concretize statistics. 

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Recobre su salud este verano con nuestro Reto Latino de 14-Días Comiendo a Base de Plantas Integrales, ofrecido en Junio a la comunidad latina y con preferencia a aquellos que viven y/o trabajan en el norte de Manhattan o West Bronx. Esta experiencia de empoderamiento de la salud ayudará a los participantes a comprender la conexión entre los alimentos integrales y las enfermedades crónicas y a recobrar su salud para vivir su mejor vida.

Inauguración virtual: Martes 1 de Junio a las 6:30 PM

Los 14 días durarán desde el Jueves 3 de Junio hasta el Miércoles 16 de Junio con sesiones educativas virtuales, educación culinaria latina, recursos para preparar la comida, apoyo y entrenamiento de un mentor, y un recorrido por el mercado de agricultores al aire libre en el Bronx.

PPMNY se complace en ofrecer este programa transformador a los participantes elegibles de forma gratuita, gracias al patrocinio de CHALK/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital y el Centro de Estudios de Nutrición T. Colin Campbell. PPMNY tiene el honor de recibir una beca del Programa de Becas Comunitarias del Centro de Estudios de Nutrición T. Colin Campbell. Obtenga más información sobre la beca comunitaria aquí.

¿Tiene preguntas? Póngase en contacto con jumpstart@ppmny.org. ¿Tiene algún amigo o colega que pueda estar interesado? ¡Comparta este mensaje!


Take charge of your health this summer with our 14-Day Plant Powered Jumpstart for Latinx Communal Resilience, offered in June in Spanish, with preference given to residents of Northern Manhattan and the West Bronx. This health empowerment experience will help participants understand the connection between food and chronic disease and get the support to take a bold step toward lifelong health.

Virtual kickoff event: Tuesday, June 1, 6:30 PM

The 14 days run from Thursday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 16 with virtual educational sessions, culinary demonstrations emphasizing Latinx culture and cuisine, meal planning resources, peer mentorship, and a trip to a Bronx farmer's market.   

PPMNY is pleased to offer this jumpstart to eligible participants for free, thanks to funding from CHALK/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. PPMNY is honored to be a grant recipient of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies’ Community Grant Program. Read the Press Release here.

Questions? Contact jumpstart@ppmny.org. Have a friend or colleague who may be interested? Please forward this email! 

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Family Fitness & Food Workshop
Sunday, May 16, 10:00 - 10:45 AM
FREE - register here

Start your Sunday with an interactive family-friendly fitness circuit course where we’ll perform a few series of exercises in rotation, followed by a culinary demonstration of the cutest guacamole dip!⁠



Scents to Senses: How to Eat Mindfully (8-week series)
Wednesdays through June 30, 7:00 - 7:45 PM
FREE - register here

Take time to slow down, tune into your senses, and learn to eat with awareness. In this series, you’ll learn simple mindfulness practices and how these techniques can help break unhealthy eating habits! 


Save the Date!

Friday, May 21, 7:00 - 8:15 PM:
Korean Temple Cuisine to K-pop: A Changing Food Landscape

Sunday, May 23, 5:00 - 6:15 PM:
Cooking with Chef Carole

Monday, May 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM:
Nutrition Support Circle

Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 - 8:00 PM:
Plant Powered Book Club: What's Missing from Medicine

Thursday, June 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM:
Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition

Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 - 8:30 PM:
Presented with PlantPure Communities, Salt Lake Thrive, and Plant-Based Pittsburgh

Nutrition for Families

Thursday, June 10, 6:30 - 8:00 PM:
Presented with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

The Mystery of the Microbiome: Feeding Your Gut For Health & Well-Being


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Connect in Our Slack Interest Groups

We have three new Slack channels for community conversation and connection! If you are new to Slack, it's a free messaging app -- and it's easy to use. 

  1. If you’re raising healthy plant-based kids, join here
  2. Local healthcare professionals interested in plant-based nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine,  connect here
  3. Local plant-based nutrition researchers, sign up here


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Share Your Salad Creations
Have you seen all the amazing salad photos in our Facebook groups (English and Español)? Join the fun and show off your plant powered salad! Tag us @PlantPoweredMNY and use the hashtags #plantpoweredsalads and #eattherainbow.

Thanks, also, to everyone who participated in our giveaway to celebrate the upgrade of the PPMNY In Your Kitchen recipe app! Congratulations to our winners, Yamel B., Celines V., and Jodie Q.


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During our recent webinar, Eating & Living to Break Generational Cycles of Chronic Disease, Columbus Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI shared his professional and personal experiences illustrating how our DNA does not dictate our health destinies.

Several varieties of greens, mushrooms, and more were part of this free produce delivery to participants in our Food for Life series on cancer prevention and survival, offered through our partner JASA and sponsored by the Livestrong Foundation. 
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Educational Design & Evaluation Manager -- Now Full-Time, Paid 

PPMNY's nutrition education programming is in high demand! We are seeking a skilled program developer with a strong understanding of adult learning theories and experiential learning to serve as our Educational Design & Evaluation Manager. In collaboration with PPMNY leadership, this full-time role will be responsible for program planning and development, as well as assessment and evaluation. Learn more.

Network Empowerment Coordinator -- Part-Time, Volunteer

Guide and support our growing team of volunteers as PPMNY’s Network Empowerment Coordinator. This part-time role is responsible for empowering volunteers to set mission-aligned goals and cultivating a collaborative environment for our team to thrive by providing structure, training, and resources. Learn more.

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Empowered by Food
Presented by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Tuesdays, May 25 - July 13,  4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
- enroll here

Empowered by Food features weekly education and tips, interviews with inspirational and instructional guests, recipes, and answers to your questions. Join physicians, dietitians, and health coaches for this 8-week series to kickstart your plant-based lifestyle.



Energy Reset Summit
Presented by Better Life Summits
Saturday, May 15 - Sunday, May 23
FREE - register here

Hear from 26 experts in health and nutrition as they share strategies to re-energize your mind and body through a combination of plant-based nutrition, raw food, and mindset techniques. Featured presenters include plant-based nutrition leaders T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, and Michael Klaper, MD.


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Rip's Rescue: Mastering Weight Loss
Presented by PlantStrong
Wednesday, May 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
FREE - register here

In this free livestream event, Rip Esselstyn will introduce Dr. Doug Lisle, who will give a brief talk on the surprising - and inspiring - truth about how to achieve sustainable weight loss. Live Q & A will follow. 

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Our mailing address: Plant Powered Metro New York, PO Box 20771, New York NY 10025

Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Questions? Email us at info@ppmny.org.


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