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News & Events for Health Empowerment // September 2, 2021

We’re heading into fall with exciting news: our virtual community-wide jumpstart is launching in October! Open to residents of the New York metro area and beyond, the 21-Day Plant Powered Jumpstart is the chance to experience the power of nutrition in healing, and learn practical skills for a healthy plant-based lifestyle!

Stay tuned for details if you’re new to plant-based nutrition, need a refresher, or know of family or friends who may be interested in making a change for their long-term health. 

Save the Dates!
Orientation sessions (choose one): October 20 or 21
Sunday afternoon sessions: October 24 - November 14
Mid-week group mentorship meetings: Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays
Registration opens the week of September 13th.

Sponsor the jumpstart or sponsor a participant with a $100+ donation!

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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. You’ll learn about our approach to whole food, plant-based nutrition; lifestyle skill-building in shopping, meal prep, and social interactions; how to support behavior change with empathy; and mentorship logistics.
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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Heads up, parents and caregivers: We understand that packing school lunches is a challenge -- and many of us have witnessed a half-eaten lunch return home from school more than once! Check out our school lunch ideas for ways to kick off a new healthy school year!

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Prompted to make a change because of frequent gastrointestinal issues and acne, PPMNY Brooklyn Organizer and mom Danielle Medina was matched with a PPMNY mentor to learn how to transition her and her family to a plant-based lifestyle. Hear how eating whole plant foods, combined with physical activity and a supportive community, has improved her health! 

Have you experienced healing powered by plants? Contact holly@ppmny.org to share your story and inspire others on the plant-based path.

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel for newly uploaded videos of past events.
All times below are Eastern Daylight Time.

Bite-Sized Cooking Tip with Chef Carole
 Thursday, September 9, 6:00 PM
  - Live on Facebook and YouTube
Catch a 10-minute tip on making homemade broth!


Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition
September 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Suggested donation - register here

If you’re new to whole food, plant-based nutrition, this is your starting point! Led by PPMNY's Nutrition Educator, Gail Mayer, MS, RD, CDN, and PPMNY Culinary Educator, Brandy Cochrane, this session will give you a foundation of knowledge and practical next steps to get started on your path to a plant-based lifestyle.

Tour de Supermercado: Iníciate con una Nutrición Plant-Based
Jueves 9 de septiembre, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - En línea
Donación sugerida - regístrate aquí

Navegar el supermercado para comprar alimentos saludables a base de plantas puede ser abrumador. En esta sesión te compartiremos los mejores pasos y consejos para una compra plant-based saludable y exitosa.

Save the Date!
Sunday, September 12, 5:00 - 6:15 PM - Live on Facebook & YouTube
Cooking with Chef Carole
Monday, September 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online 
Nutrition Support Circle
Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 - 8:15 PM - Online
Get Healthy -- Fast: Can Doing Nothing Actually Help?
with Nathan Gershfeld, DC
Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap 
Sunday, September 26, 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Online
Plant Powered Book Club: Own Your Health + Meet the Authors
Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Super Immunity to Prevent Cancer & Serious Infections
with Joel Fuhrman, MD 
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Fight Diabetes with Food
Presented by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 
Tuesday, September 7, 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT -
FREE - register here
Learn how plant-based foods can help improve blood sugar, lose weight, control blood pressure, and more at a free online class series! Join doctors, dietitians, nurses, chefs, health coaches, people who have reversed their diabetes, and other experts for ongoing live and on-demand classes.

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Wishing many of our friends a sweet and joyful Jewish new year! Dip your apples in a healthier honey this Rosh Hashanah with soaked dates and berries, pureed with water in a blender to your preferred consistency. Post your healthy holiday dish photos in our Facebook Group or share them with holly@ppmny.org! Apples%20and%20date%20paste.png


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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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