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News & Events for Health Empowerment // Septmber 17, 2021

Our 21-Day Plant Powered Jumpstart is back, open to all, and bigger than ever this fall! If you’re new to plant-based nutrition or want to deepen your learning and commitment to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle, join our virtual program this October! This is your chance to experience the power of nutrition in healing, explore the evidence-based science, and learn practical skills -- all with the support of our community educators, facilitators, and lifestyle mentors. 



What’s included?


Engaging educational sessions covering the basics of evidence-based nutrition, grocery shopping, mindset, and more!


Support with setting and achieving goals for healthy eating


Guidance from a medical provider trained in healing through nutrition


Weekly group mentorship meetings for affinity groups, like those with specific chronic diseases or similar life stages


Farmers’ market tours for local participants


Culinary demonstrations to build your recipe repertoire & meal prep skills


A virtual community for peer-to-peer support


A jumpstart app with easy access to resources, including a shopping list and meal planning resources


A chance to win prizes to support your whole food, plant-based lifestyle!

Who’s eligible? The jumpstart is open to adult residents of the New York metro area and beyond.

What’s the cost? Choose the program fee that fits your budget. All fees directly support our program costs. 
      • Sponsor rate (supports participation for you and one other): $250
      • Sustainer rate (pays for your participation): $150
      • Community rate (discounted): $50

What’s the schedule? 

Orientation Sessions (choose one):
Wednesday, October 20 or Thursday, October 21
7:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Virtual Jumpstart Sessions:
October 24 - November 14
Sunday afternoon sessions starting at 2:00 PM ET
Mid-Week Group Mentorship Meetings:
Wednesdays or Thursdays, October 27 - November 18


If you have a friend or family member who may be interested in making a change for their long-term health, please share this email!

Already plant-based and want to help out?

🌱   Sponsor the jumpstart
🌱  Sponsor a participant with a $100+ donation!
🌱  Become a jumpstart mentor

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It’s the final day to sign up for our PPMNY Lifestyle Mentorship Training! If you’re eager to share your personal experience with a plant-based lifestyle, our first two-session Mentorship Training program will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to guide those who are ready to transition to whole plant foods. Learn more about volunteering as a PPMNY Lifestyle Mentor. 


PPMNY Lifestyle Mentorship Training
Thursdays, September 30 and October 7, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
After you complete the mentor intake form at the button above, please contact PPMNY Lifestyle Mentorship Coordinator, Melissa Mapes at  melissa@ppmny.org to sign up for the training!

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All times below are Eastern Daylight Time.


Farmers' Market Tour: Union Square Greenmarket
Saturday, September 18, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
- In-Person, Manhattan
Suggested donation - register here
Registration closes Friday at 9:00 PM

Expand beyond your go-to fruits and vegetables, talk with local farmers, and learn tips on how to store and enjoy your fresh produce as you tour the greenmarket with PPMNY Ambassador Kim Siansky.
Fortify Your Immune System With Food
Presented together with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Sunday, September 19, 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Online
- register here
Learn the important role dietary habits play in preventing and managing the severity of viral illness, including COVID-19. Discover how whole-food, plant-based nutrition can be your strongest ally in building a healthy immune system with Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine specialist David L. Katz, MD, MPH.


Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap
Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
FREE register here
Virtual potlucks are returning! Connect with community members over a casual virtual dinner to share stories, swap recipes, and show each other what we're eating. If you're looking for meal inspiration or have questions about eating plant-based, you'll find support from like-minded members of the PPMNY community.
Cocinando con Chef Valeria
Jueves 23 de septiembre, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - En línea
Donación sugerida - regístrate aquí

Si no eres fan de la avena tradicional este evento es para ti, Chef Valeria nos demostrará como preparar unas fáciles y deliciosas barritas de avena para que no te pierdas de sus poderosos nutrients.
¡Estamos emocionados de celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana y Latinx! Estén atentos durante todo el mes para recetas y recursos para adoptar y mantener un estilo de vida basado en plantas, sin perderse los deliciosos y tradicionales platos latinos.
We are excited to celebrate National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month! Stay tuned throughout the month for more recipes and resources to adopt and maintain a whole food, plant-based lifestyle without missing out on delicious and traditional Latin dishes.
Save the Date!
Sunday, September 26, 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Online
Plant Powered Book Club: Own Your Health + Meet the Authors
Sunday, October 3, 2:30 - 5:00 PM - In-Person, Central Park
PPMNY Community Gathering in Central Park
Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Super Immunity to Prevent Cancer and Serious Infections
with Joel Fuhrman, MD
Sunday, October 17, 5:00 - 6:15 PM - Live on Facebook & YouTube
Cooking with Chef Carole
Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap

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On Sunday, Chef Carole whipped up flatbreads and pizza dough with delicious toppings including salsa verde, romesco, and baba ganoush. Watch the replay. PPMNY volunteers Bryant Meythaler and Gladys Baez partnered up to share the benefits of plant-based nutrition with the Retirees of Dreiser Loop in Co-Op City, Bronx.
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During our event, Get Healthy -- Fast: Can Doing Nothing Actually Help?, Nathan Gershfeld, DC, explained how medically-supervised water fasting can lead to recovery from chronic illness.  La organizadora de Latinx Mare Gomez Bolaños guió a los miembros de la comunidad de PPMNY a navegar por el supermercado y comprar alimentos para un estilo de vida basado en plantas. ¡Vea aquí!

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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