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Food for Life News You Need | January 2013



Question of the Month

How much store-bought pork is contaminated with the Yersinia bacteria? Answer >


Nutrition in Research

A new study found trace levels of ractopamine, an adrenaline-like drug, and the bacteria Yersinia in several pork products tested. Learn more >

Make a Vegan Resolution
for 2013
Vegan Resolution 2013


Inspiration from Food for Life Instructors

Food for Life TrainingFood for Life instructor Nina Osberg interviewed a few of her peers at the November training. Their stories are truly inspirational! Read Nina’s interview with Charlyn, a two-time cancer survivor, on her blog Urban Vegan Chic. View post >

Diabetes Dilemma: Unlocking the Solution for 100 Million Americans

Neal Barnard, M.D.Watch PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., discuss the diabetes dilemma and solution in this TEDx conference video. Watch Video >


Monthly 21-Day Kickstart Programs Begin Jan. 1! New Biometrics Feature Available

21-Day Vegan KickstartStarting Jan. 1, the 21-Day Kickstart is live every month! Sign up at any time of the year to receive a wealth of nutrition resources and guidance. Rosanna Davison—a model from Ireland—joins the Kickstart coach team in 2013. She’s committed to eating a plant-based diet and making a difference. PCRM’s Kickstart team is also launching biometrics tracking to help participants keep track of key health markers such as weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, A1c, and more! Sign up today >

Food for Life Instructor Spotlight: Elizabeth Federman

Elizabeth Federman for Food for Life

Elizabeth Federman discovered the benefits of a plant-based diet after numerous cancers and was able to transform her life and inspire her loved ones to do the same. Today, she helps to empower members of her community through the lifesaving information found in PCRM’s Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes. Read her story >

Share Your Story and Inspire Others

Success StoriesGEICO employees Hillary and Bruce experienced firsthand the benefits of a plant-based diet. Like many who have joined our 21-Day Kickstart program or have taken a Food for Life class, the results were life-changing. "It's not only a difference in your body, but a sense of control over your whole life." Learn more about their story and submit a personal story of your own >

More Plants on Your Plate for 2013!

New Year, New You

While you’re making your resolutions, consider a cooking resolution to help you strive for a better, healthier you in the New Year! Fill your plate with color, variety, and plant foods! View menu >


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Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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