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News & Events for Health Empowerment // November 4, 2021

We’re powered by plants -- and you! Your generosity makes it possible for our team to spread the message of food-as-medicine and guide others on the path to a health-promoting lifestyle. This Giving Tuesday, we’re going LIVE to talk about taking charge of our health with our first annual Plantathon!

Tune in to our
Facebook or YouTube channels on Tuesday, November 30, beginning at 12:00 PM ET and extending into the evening, to be inspired, learn, and show your support for community-based health empowerment. At the top of each hour, we’ll feature a live segment followed by a replay of the best of PPMNY’s virtual events! You’ll also have the chance to win prizes and hear about products and services that fit your plant-based lifestyle. 

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details about our special guests!


Thanks to our sponsors:






Sponsors in formation. Ask us about becoming a Plantathon sponsor!


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Yesterday, PPMNY Board Member Gia Merlo MD, MBA, DipACLM and Medical Advisor Karla Rodriguez, DNP, RN, CNE, DipACLM, both of New York University, joined Chef AJ Live to share how they are supporting mental health and dietary change for healthcare professionals. Watch the conversation.


Congratulations to PPMNY Network Director Lianna Levine Reisner for being selected as a participant in the 2021-2022 cohort of the We Are All New York Fellowship, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York! In this 10-month professional development and networking program for nonprofit, faith, government, and community leaders, participants bring their shared experiences and connect with others to broaden and strengthen their leadership as change agents.

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All times below are Eastern Time.


Ingeniero Alimentario y Técnico Superior en Nutrición
Sábado 6 noviembre, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - En línea
Donación sugerida - regístrate aquí

Ven a esta fascinante charla con Carlos Correa, Ingeniero alimentario y Técnico superior en dietética y nutrición, donde aprenderás cómo nutrir tu cuerpo para optimizar tu rendimiento en el deporte y alcanzar tus metas deportivas.



Red Fox Farm Tour 
Saturday, November 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM - In-Person, Brentwood, NY
$7 donation to Red Fox Farm: register here

Explore how sustainable farming practices build healthy produce and people. Join us at Red Fox Farm for an afternoon of learning and inspiration! Following our farm tour, we’ll learn with Jennifer Greene, founder of Vegan Long Island, and hear personal stories from community members about how eating whole plant foods has improved their health.


Let's Do Dinner: Caravan of Dreams
Monday, November 8, 5:30 - 7:30 PM - In-Person, Manhattan
RSVP DUE! Reserve your spot by Friday, November 5, 12:00 PM: register here

Meet us on the Lower East Side for a casual and cozy dinner at Caravan of Dreams! A hotspot for NYC health seekers for the past 30 years, Caravan of Dreams offers a wide range of organic plant-based dishes. Get to know community members, and of course, talk whole plant foods all you’d like. This is an indoor dining event, and vaccination is required. 

Catch a Bite-Sized Cooking Tip with Chef Carole on Thursday, November 11, at 6:00 PM. Live on Facebook & YouTube!

Save the Date!
Sunday, November 14, 5:00 - 6:15 PM - Live on Facebook & YouTube 
Cooking with Chef Carole: Thanksgiving Special!
Sunday, November 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM - Online
Rewrite Your Script: Diabetes Does Not Have To Be Your Destiny
with Columbus Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI  
Presented together with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Monday, November 15, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
Nutrition Support Circle
Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap

Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 - 8:45 PM - Online
Farm vs. Pharma: A Dietary Approach to Treating Reflux Diseases
with Craig H. Zalvan, MD
Monday, December 6, 6:30 - 8:00 PM - In-Person, Manhattan
Power Foods for the Brain
with Neal Barnard, MD
Presented together with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
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The Nutrition and Wellness chapter for Myeloma Crowd hosted PPMNY Nutrition Educator Kristin Kabay MS, RD, CSSD who taught how multiple myeloma cancer patients can make a more seamless transition to whole food, plant-based nutrition. Read more and catch the replay.


PPMNY Medical Advisor Leigh Ettinger, MD, and Latinx Organizer Laura Moya Adames shared the power of eating whole plant foods with parents at Children of Promise in the Bronx, a community-centered organization that partners with children and families impacted by mass incarceration. 

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The LIFT Project

Presented by Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Tuesdays, November 9 - January 11, 2022, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET - Online
Special rate with 10% discount: $89.10. Use the code PPMNY10off at checkout.
Register here

A fun and educational, evidence-based, mood-lifting adventure, the LIFT Project draws together science-based strategies from Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine, and Positive Psychology. With a focus on mental health, The LIFT Project changes lives. Through 10 video lessons, a downloadable workbook, daily and weekly challenges, RLMI’s facilitated LIFT program offers a wealth of well-being enhancing tactics and social support. Rather not join a group? LIFT is also available self-paced. Contact RLMI for details at 800-710-7564 or at info@roclifemed.org.


Now you can support PPMNY when you shop on Amazon! Amazon will send a small percentage of all your purchases to PPMNY when you're shopping at smile.amazon.com. Select "Plant Powered Metro New York, Inc." from the list of charities here.

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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