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News & Events for Health Empowerment // October 14, 2021

A Healthy Ripple Effect

PPMNY’s talented and dedicated network is inspiring the plant-based nutrition grassroots movement across the country! Yesterday, Lianna Levine Reisner, PPMNY Network Director, shared how we’re building momentum in the metro area with a global audience at Plant Forward 2021, hosted by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
She spoke about letting go of perfection for the sake of social change, how we run our jumpstart programs, and how to build an environment of collaboration. While the full recording is not available to the public, check out this clip for a snapshot of the conversation.


If you’re interested in joining the remaining sessions of Plant Forward 2021, please contact Natasha Lantz at Please note this is a ticketed event. All proceeds fund the CNS Community Grants Fund of which PPMNY is a recipient. 

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Jumpstart graduate Rhotochia Atkins Jones transformed her health and lifestyle -- listen to what it takes for her to stay the course! 

Now it’s your turn! During our 21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart, you’ll dive into a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle, with tons of support. You’ll explore the science behind plant-based nutrition and gain the practical skills needed to put your knowledge to work in your daily life. Join our educators, facilitators, and lifestyle mentors for:

Nutrition education:

🌱 Foundations of plant-based nutrition with Suzanne Reuter, RPAC, DipACLM
🌱 Disease prevention & treatment with food with Aisha Smith, AGPCNP-BC
🌱 Psychology of food and mindful eating with Jessica Krant, MD, MPH
🌱 Increasing nutrient density and Q&A with David Dunaief, MD

Lifestyle skill-building:

🌱 The versatility of plant foods with Chef Jillian Mariscal (culinary demonstration)
🌱  Prepping and building healthy meals
🌱 Adapting recipes with Chef Brandy Cochrane (culinary demonstration)
🌱 Shopping smart and reading labels
🌱 Navigating healthy eating in family and social settings
🌱 Maintaining a healthy plant-based lifestyle for the long-term

Register by this Sunday, October 17


Orientation session: Wednesday, October 20
Sunday afternoon sessions: October 24 - November 14
Mid-week group mentorship meetings: Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays

Thanks to a generous donor, we still have a few jumpstart scholarships available! If you’re interested in being considered for a scholarship, please contact us at and let us know what motivates you to jump into the program. 

If you’re already on the plant-based path, please consider sharing this email, or our jumpstart video, with others. 


Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support! 


Jumpstarters who meet certain attendance and participation requirements will be entered to win one of two Vitamix blenders or a gift basket from!
Want to support the jumpstart?
Sponsor a participant with a $100+ donation!

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Congratulations to Deborah W., the winner of our Plant Powered Book Club Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win. 

Grab a copy of The Future of Nutrition: An Insider's Look at the Science, Why We Keep Getting It Wrong, and How to Start Getting It Right and dig into Dr. Campbell’s observations on the history of cancer research, our societal obsession with animal protein, the limitations of scientific findings, and recommendations for a healthier future. Then join us for a thoughtful discussion of the book led by Lynn Diamond, PPMNY Associate Network Director.

Plant Powered Book Club: The Future of Nutrition
Wednesday, December 8, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Suggested donation: register here

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

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Sunday, October 17, 5:00 - 6:15 PM - Live on Facebook & YouTube
Suggested donation: register for a reminder and advance recipes

Join Chef Carole for a demonstration of delicious recipes including red lentil soup, black-eyed peas with shiitake mushrooms, and a healthy Halloween treat -- black hummus! She’ll use some of her essential spices to bring these recipes to life.

Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap
NEW TIME! Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Online
Suggested donation - register here

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.

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Saturday, October 23, 9:00 - 10:00 AM - In-Person, Brooklyn
Suggested donation - register here

Expand beyond your go-to fruits and vegetables, talk with local farmers, and learn tips to store and enjoy your fresh fall produce as you tour the greenmarket with PPMNY volunteer and mentor Shoshana Goldberg.
Save the Date!
Thursday, October 28, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
Nutrition Support Circle
Saturday, October 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - In-Person, Brentwood, NY
Red Fox Farm Tour
Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 - 8:45 PM - Online
Farm vs. Pharma: A Dietary Approach to Treating Reflux Disease
with Craig H. Zalvan, MD, FACS

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Have you met Britt? While she’s been working with PPMNY since March, Britt van der Poel is now our Network Engagement Associate who, among other things, coordinates our volunteers’ metro-wide outreach activities. If you would like to bring PPMNY out to set up a table at your neighborhood or workplace event, reach out to her at

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Last night, community members came together for our Hungry for Health friendraiser at Green Street Eatery in Levittown, NY. They enjoyed a delicious plant-based meal and a presentation about nourishing your body with plants by PPMNY Medical Advisor Michelle Loy, MD, FAAP.   La semana pasada, Mare y Aifra, nuestros organizadoras de la comunidad latina de PPMNY, tuvieron una conversación en Facebook Live sobre cómo navegar por un estilo de vida a base de plantas como latinas de El Salvador y la República Dominicana. 
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Lifestyle Medicine Summit
Presented by the Lifestyle Medicine University Foundation
Wednesday, October 27 - Sunday, October 31 - Online
FREE - register here

Join 35+ experts and researchers to explore the pillars of lifestyle medicine: nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, psychosocial stress, and meaningful relationships. You’ll hear how to build healthy habits for yourself and your family. Health professionals, you’ll learn proven strategies and protocols to add Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching services into your practice.


Taking Root - Growing Healthy Kids 2021 Gala
Presented by Coalition for Healthy School Food
Thursday, October 28, 8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT - Online
Donation-based - purchase tickets here

Support our friends at the Coalition for Healthy School Food through their virtual gala, co-hosted by Tabatha James, The Sensible Vegan, and Stacy De-Lin, MD. The event features a DJ performance, a silent auction, and will honor Eloisa Trinidad, PPMNY Board Member and Executive Director of Chilis on Wheels New York.


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.

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