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News & Events for Health Empowerment // May 27, 2021



The Science & Politics of Temptation 


Why is even the most colorful bowl of salad less enticing than salty chips or gooey mac and cheese? In June, our Plant Powered Book Club will gather virtually to discuss Michael Moss’s latest book, Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions in which Moss reveals the science of addiction and the lengths the processed food manufacturers go to feed our unhealthy habits.

“Wrestling free of an addiction requires us to give something up that came to define our lives, and then fend off forever the myriad of temptations that try to reel us back in. This only gets harder with eating, where enticement is the calculated business of those who sell processed food. They have nearly boundless resources in knowing our vulnerabilities. But now we know about them, too, and we know more about us, which can change the dynamics of our dealings with food.” (p. 211)

Then, learn more about the psychology of food addiction and proactive strategies for creating healthy habits during our conversation with the authors of The Pleasure Trap, Doug Lisle, PhD, and Alan Goldhamer, DC in July. Register here.

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Virtual events

Scents to Senses: How to Eat Mindfully (series continues)
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! 


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

Join others new to whole food, plant-based nutrition to hear the evidence behind the health benefits, get starter recipes, learn tips for stocking your pantry, and ask questions! Led by PPMNY Nutrition Educator Gail Mayer, MS, RD, CDN, and PPMNY Recipe Contributor and Chef Daniel Shuman, this session will give you a foundation of knowledge and practical next steps to get started on your path to a plant-based lifestyle.


Save the Date!

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

Thursday, June 10, 6:30 - 8:00 PM:
Food as Medicine: What You Eat Becomes Who You Are
Presented with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Sunday, June 13, 10:00 - 10:45 AM:
Family Fitness & Food Workshop

Sunday, June 13, 5:00 - 6:15 PM:
Cooking with Chef Carole

Monday, June 14, 6:30 - 7:30 PM:
Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap

Monday, June 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM:
Take Charge of Your Health: Protein, Prostate, and Performance
A Special Men's Health Program. Registration details to come.

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Plan ahead and stay on track with these plant-based recipes -- perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend get-together! Find the full recipes on the PPMNY In Your Kitchen recipe app! 

The Best Beet Burgers by PPMNY Board Member Michael Rothenberg Creamy Sweet Potato Salad by PPMNY Culinary Educator Cara Santamaria
Massaged Kale Salad by PPMNY Community Member Lois Lynn  Fudgy Brownies by PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy


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Crowdfunding Campaign Supporting PPMNY Nutrition Empowerment of Older Adults

We are honored to be a recipient of a 2021 Solution Grant awarded by the Livestrong Foundation as part of their mission to fund solutions that address gaps in cancer care. The Solutions Grant allows us to offer the award-winning Food for Life nutrition curriculum to elderly cancer survivors of color and those seeking to reduce cancer risk. Please consider donating here to help fully fund our upcoming program!  



Support New York Legislation for Plant-Based Public School Meals

Newly introduced legislation will ensure all New York public school staff and students will have access to healthy plant-based meals. Please ask your legislator to co-sponsor New York Bill S1726/A301 by completing the brief form here.


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PPMNY Organizers Myron White and Enrica Sacca spread the word about plant-based nutrition at the Welcome Back to the Beaches event in Far Rockaway, where they had the pleasure of meeting health-conscious octogenarian Etta Dixon.

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From moong to pinto, Chef Carole shared her love of beans and how to use them during Sunday’s monthly culinary demonstration. Watch the replay here and register here for next month’s Cooking with Chef Carole. Korean Lifestyle Medicine-certified physician Eui Cheol Lee joined us last week to explore Korean cuisine and its plant-based roots, followed by PPMNY Bronx Organizer Vivian Lee’s culinary demonstration of ssam, “food wrapping.” Tune in here to learn more.
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Pregnancy Advantage Fertility Summit
Presented by Debra Shapiro, MD, and Jeanne Schumacher, PhD
Sunday, June 6 - Saturday, June 12
FREE - register here
Join more than 20 of the world’s most respected doctors, researchers, clinicians, and dietitians to learn how to get your body pregnant-ready -- and avoid the drugs and invasive procedures often associated with infertility issues. Hear their insights on how to increase fertility, have a complication-free pregnancy, and raise healthy plant-based children -- all while enjoying delicious plant-based foods.

Preventing Alzheimer's Disease with Healthy (& Delicious!) Food
Presented by PlantPure Communities with Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
Watch the webinar here

It is a myth that dementia is inevitable because of family history and genetics -- or because it is a natural part of aging. In this webinar, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai share how we can all help lower our risk of dementia through simple lifestyle choices.

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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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