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Detroit Firefighter Shares his E2 Success Story

Jim Carpenter, firefighter for Commerce Township Fire Department in Michigan recently completed the Engine 2 28-Day Challenge together with fifteen other firefighters in the Detroit-area townships of Pontiac, Walled Lake and Commerce.  They signed up to go PlantStrong with Engine 2 for 8 weeks, led by local author and nutrition consultant, Dr. Kerrie Saunders. The [&hellip

A PlantStrong Thanksgiving

From late November through December, we enter a season rich with traditions that center around food — most of which involve meat, cheese, butter and sugar.  Not the PlantStrong, nutrient-dense food we’re ultimately after for our health.  Rip recently sent a Thanksgiving pep talk note out to some Whole Foods Market team members that are [&hellip

Mercersburg Engine 2 Story in the News

Dr. Elizabeth George of Mercersburg — a small, historic town in southern Pennsylvania with around 1300 residents — is on a mission to help her community bridge the gap between healthy nutrition and physical wellness. Having witnessed an alarming increase in childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease in patients visiting her clinic, she wanted to [&hellip

Rip in Hollywood for Special Advanced Screening of Forks Over Knives!

This week Rip will be in Hollywood, CA for the Forks Over Knives screening together with the film’s writer and director, Lee Fulkerson and executive producer, Brian Wendel. Joining Rip, Lee and Brian for a panel discussion afterwards:  Matt Lederman, MD and Alona Pulde, MD, the new directors of Whole Foods wellness club initiative and [&hellip

Huffington Post Article on Rip’s PlantStrong Movement

Check out Meg Wolff’s article in the Huffington Post.  Meg credits her own plant-based journey in enabling her to survive cancer — twice!

San Francisco Puts McDonald’s Happy Meals in the Hot Seat

Way to go San Fran! The city just passed a law that will only allow toys to be given away with kids’ meals that have less than 600 calories, contain fruits and vegetables, and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar.  The Happy Meal ban in San Francisco starts in December. Read the complete article [&hellip

Healthy Halloween

Helping your children to maintain a healthy low or no-sugar diet on Halloween is virtually impossible without forbidding trick-or-treating which no parent in America wants to do. Below are some resources and tips for helping make this tricky holiday a little easier — including a creative resource for kids on Halloween with special diets. Jon [&hellip

Where’s Rip?

This week Rip will be joining Whole Foods Market in Portland and Seattle for their Forks Over Knives screening events.  If you’re in the area, join him! FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by [&hellip