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Food for Life News You Need | April 2013

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Is it true that if we choose to eat a plant-based diet we can reduce our ecological footprint?
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Golf to Save Lives! Sign Up for the Fourth Annual Texas Golf Tournament

Food for Life Golf TournamentLone Star Health Systems, a Dallas-based Saladmaster dealer, is sponsoring its fourth annual golf tournament to benefit PCRM’s Food for Life nutrition and cooking class program on Saturday, April 20. Join Saladmaster, a proud sponsor of the Food for Life program, and PCRM staff members Dawnyel Pryor and Joseph Gonzales, R.D., for a day of golfing fun and a delicious Texas-style fajita buffet. Show your support and sign up today! >

Children are Increasingly Growing to Love Their Vegetables

Sharon McRae Food for Life instructorA common perception is that veggies and children don’t mix. But Food for Life instructor and mother of three Sharon McRae of Columbia, Md., and her children are dispelling that myth. After checking with her children’s pediatrician, she successfully transitioned her cheese-loving children to a vegan diet that they all enjoy. Read more >

Attend the International Conference of Nutrition and the Brain

International Conference on Nutrition and the BrainJoin the conversation on the role of foods and lifestyle in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders by attending the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain, jointly sponsored by PCRM and The George Washington University. The continuing education event for health care professionals will be held on July 19 and July 20, in Washington, D.C. Register now >

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Lighten your wardrobe, your menu, and your carbon footprint with this refreshing and cleansing spring menu! Bon printemps in the kitchen >

Eating for the Health of You and the Earth

Eating for the Health of You and the EarthApril 22, 2013, marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, and we can make positive changes by considering how our dietary choices impact the planet. Diet is an important tool for health and to achieve environmental sustainability. Our current food policies and dietary habits have put us on a path toward an environmental and public health crisis. The population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and we will need to increase agricultural output by 70 percent if dietary consumption patterns do not change. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared that greenhouse gas emissions from all livestock operations account for 18 percent of those produced by humans, exceeding those from the transportation sector. To avert this scenario, the conversation should shift from how much food we produce to what we produce, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which found that “a substantial reduction of (environmental) impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.” Read the entire article >


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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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