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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

Forks Over Knives WFM Pre-Screenings with Rip in Chicago and Fort Collins

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 rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.  The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. [&hellip

What Are You Feeding Your Children?

Whether you’re a parent or not — if you live a busy lifestyle, fast food is convenient. Slowly, but surely, the danger of a fried beef, fried potatoes, white bread way-of-life is being revealed to the public. And some fast food appears to be more dangerous than others. McDonald’s Happy Meal Resists Decomposition for Six [&hellip

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Interviews Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Ornish, “Clinton’s Nutrition Doctors”

The excitement continues on the PlantStrong advocacy front! As we posted a few days ago, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed former President Bill Clinton about his new plant-based diet to lose weight and reverse heart disease.  In that interview, he credited the following doctors for influencing his decision: Rip’s father, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author [&hellip

Clinton Credits Rip’s Father for Decision to Eat Almost 100% Plant-Based

As mentioned in our last post, we are thrilled at Bill Clinton’s decision to eat plant-based for his health. We were doubly excited today to hear him share that he was inspired to make this change in his diet based on the research of Rip’s father, Cleveland Clinic surgeon, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., along with [&hellip

Bill Clinton Going PlantStrong!

In an interview with Yahoo! News and The Huffington Post published today, President Bill Clinton shared his new strategy for getting healthy. Motivated by his desire to be around for his future grandchildren, he is eating almost 100% plant-based because of the scientific evidence that it stops heart disease! Check out the interview: Bill Clinton [&hellip