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The Push for Healthy School Lunches

The Healthy School Lunch Campaign, sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), is dedicated to improving the food served to children in schools by educating government and school officials, food service workers, parents, and others about the food choices best able to promote children’s current and long-term health. This evening Rip will be [&hellip

Must Read New Articles from Vegan Thought Leaders: McDougall, MD and Campbell, PhD

T. Colin Campbell, PhD and author of the revolutionary health and nutrition book, The China Study, just published the following powerful article on the Huffington Post: It’s Time for an NIH Institute for Nutrition “There is no other strategy in contemporary health science or medical practice that comes close to the breadth and depth of [&hellip

E2 Foodie Friday: A Plant-Based Calcium-Iron Treat

For pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers concerned with their calcium and iron intake, an easy, tasty way to get a boost every day is with a surprisingly simple treat: Hot water and one tablespoon blackstrap molasses with your fortified milk substitute of choice.  Delicious! Also remember — the best sources of plant-based, absorbable calcium and iron [&hellip

Introducing Plant Strong Health to Corporate Wellness Programs

With most people spending the majority of their waking hours at their place of work, employers have an important opportunity to influence the health and wellness of their employees. Companies have a vested interest in the health of their employees with the increasing cost of health care. For some companies, medical costs can consume half [&hellip

E2 Foodie Friday: Plant Strong Menu Ideas for July 4

On the path to becoming Plant Strong and still find yourself struggling with what to eat on holidays?  Americans have strong emotional ties to food traditionally associated with just about every holiday. Thanksgiving and turkey. Christmas and roast beef.  Easter and ham. July 4 and grilled meat of all kinds. Here at Engine 2 headquarters, [&hellip

Bob Harper Goes Vegan

Bob Harper, longtime vegetarian and celebrity trainer of Biggest Loser fame, recently announced his choice to cut all animal products out of his diet.  See write-up from Action for Animals Austin. “I enjoy living a plant-based diet because it makes me feel clear headed and strong, not to mention my genetically high cholesterol dropped more [&hellip

Introducing Doug Mercer, East Hampton's "Patron of Plants"

Check out the article in Edible East End on Doug Mercer and the fantastic Wellness Foundation he created to support his community in becoming healthy through a plant strong diet. Mercer collaborates with local schools and organizations, brings in speakers including Dr Joel Furhman, T. Colin Campbell, Chris Crowley, and Rip’s father, Caldwell B. Esselstyn. [&hellip

Details Magazine Skips Over Science in "Diet Wars" Article

“In the end, there’s no clear-cut evidence to suggest that vegetarians live longer than meat eaters or that Paleos are more hearty than hegans, but that doesn’t stop the evangelists from championing their diet discoveries.”  Kayleen Schaefer, Details Magazine Read More Losing weight with a low-carb diet heavy in animal products may work, but it [&hellip

The Hard Sell on Salt

Salt ponds in San Francisco Bay help satisfy Americans’ appetite for salt. By some estimates, deep cuts in salt use could save thousands of lives a year. With salt under attack for its ill effects on the nation’s health, the food giant Cargill kicked off a campaign last November to spread its own message.  “Salt [&hellip