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News & Events for Health Empowerment  // April 22, 2021 


Thanks to our community of creative recipe contributors, the PPMNY In Your Kitchen recipe app has expanded to 150 healthy plant-based recipes... and growing. We've relaunched the app just this week with upgrades, and we're doing a giveaway to celebrate! 

Enter to win a $100 grocery gift card, an Amazon Fire TV stick, or How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by plant-based nutrition expert Michael Greger, MD.

You'll receive one chance to win for any or all of the following by Friday, April 30:
🌱   Get the app on your phone or computer, as a new user or when you upgrade to the new version!
🌱   Submit a recipe -- each recipe gives you one chance (follow the link in the app menu or submit your recipe here). Be sure to read over the guidelines for recipe submissions.
🌱  Jump over to Facebook or Instagram for more ways to enter to win! (You're not following us on social media? It's a great way to connect with the community and keep up with PPMNY happenings.)
The recipe app is for us, by us, and features carefully curated recipes -- in English and Spanish -- with only "green light" whole plant foods, so you don't have to scratch your head about substitutions. And you can submit your own recipes to share! Through the app there is a quick link to submit recipes. (You can even link your social media and add a brief bio about yourself in the app alongside your recipe submissions.)
In the new version, you'll find brief videos to help you make the most of the app. Need to print out a recipe? Have you saved your favorites? Wish you could add personal notes about how you modified a dish? Learn how right in the app. Shout out to PPMNY Tech Advisor Jim Spellos for these helpful how-to’s!
If you've already accessed PPMNY In Your Kitchen, you'll need to upgrade to the new version to see the latest recipes, quick-help videos, and more. (You'll only need to do this once!) 
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Appreciating Our Volunteers


It's National Volunteer Week, and we can't say thank you enough to the more than 60 volunteers who are improving the health of our communities through whole food, plant-based nutrition! 
To our incredible team of volunteers, you are rock stars. Everyone touched by your personal journey, and your passion for and knowledge of plant-based nutrition, is one step closer to finding better health. Thank you for all you do on behalf of PPMNY and our mission! 
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Virtual events


Resetting Our Food System: Farm to Fork
TONIGHT! Thursday, April 22, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
with Ron Weiss, MD, Ethos Primary Care; master farmer Nora Pugliese, Ethos Farm; and Jeff Tkach, Chief Impact Officer from the Rodale Institute
Presented with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and 

Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability
FREE - register here

 Join us tonight to explore how we can forge a better future for health by bringing nutrients back to the soil and the plants we grow. Learn how Ron Weiss, MD, supports his patient’s lifestyle changes, including a whole food, plant-based diet, to prevent and heal disease, alongside organic agriculture experts, Ethos Farm Master Farmer, Nora Pugliese, and Rodale Institute Chief Impact Officer, Jeff Tkach, on how regenerative agriculture practices have the power to heal the planet and restore the nutritional value of our food. 

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Nutrition Support Circle
Monday, April 26, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
FREE -  register here

 Change is tough. Join this safe and compassionate monthly session to discuss your motivations and challenges in transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, led by PPMNY Community Support Facilitator Lori Pitkowsky, LSW, with PPMNY organizer and psychologist Denise Bassin, PhD. 

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Plant Powered Book Club: The Blue Zones
Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE - register here

 Jump into our book club discussion of The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner. Led by PPMNY Director of Community Education Lynn Diamond, we'll talk about the author's research into how the centenarians in the Blue Zones maximize longevity through healthy lifestyle habits, including eating mostly plants -- and how we can, too.



El poder de las plantas contra el cáncer
Jueves 29 de abril, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
GRATIS- regístrate aquí

La Médico Oncólogo Radioterapeuta, Dra. Jazmín García, nos explica cómo el poder de los alimentos a base de plantas puede ayudar a prevenir y tratar el cáncer.

Save the Date!

Monday, May 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM:
Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition

Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 - 8:00 PM:
Eating & Living to Break Generational Cycles of Chronic Disease
with Columbus Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI, 
Presented with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 - 7:45 PM:
Intro to Mindfulness: Eating with Awareness

Monday, May 10, 6:30 - 7:30 PM:
Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap

Wednesdays, May 12 - June 30, 7:00 - 7:45 PM:
Scents to Senses: How to Eat Mindfully

Monday, May 24, 6:30 - 7:35 PM:
Nutrition Support Circle

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Seeking Your Input

We want to hear from you! We've been gathering, learning, and finding our power online for over a year now. While we will continue to offer online programming, we would like to hear about your personal preferences related to future PPMNY in-person events and programming. We understand that people have diverse needs, expectations, and concerns, so your responses will help us determine whether and when to start offering programs offline. Please complete this 3-minute survey by Sunday, April 25!
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Spring is in the air and in the kitchen! PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy shared an amazing spring spread during her demo over the weekend. Catch the replay here. 


Joél Mejia, un artista, pedagogo y emprendedor social afrolatino del Bronx, nos da algunos consejos para encontrar microverdes en nuestras comunidades locales y explica cómo nutren tanto nuestro cuerpo como el medio ambient. Mire la grabación aquí.



PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy shared these delicious dishes with students in the “Your Body in Balance” series from Food for Life, offered through our partner JASA, a local senior service agency. On the menu were Mongolian Vegetable Stir Fry and Polenta Shortcake with strawberries, plant-based yogurt, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  

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More Learning Opportunities

A Food Justice Conversation: Food Access x Food Quality
Presented Black VegFest and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement MXGM
TONIGHT! Thursday, April 22, 8:00 PM EDT
-  join here

For marginalized folks only: Join organizers and farmers in conversation around food justice struggles and building a food system that serves marginalized people.


Food Revolution Summit

10th Annual Food Revolution Summit
Hosted by John and Ocean Robbins of Food Revolution 
Saturday, April 24 - Sunday, May 2
FREE - register here

Learn from 25 of the most respected food and nutrition experts during this online summit. You’ll hear the most current research on food and nutrition and the link between our immune system and the prevention of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, and other chronic conditions. Neal Barnard, MD, Michael Greger, MD, Joel Furhman, MD, Milton Mills, MD, Brenda Davis, RD, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are among the distinguished speakers. 


Moving Medicine Forward Plant-Based Clinical Nutrition Forum
Presented by Dr. Klaper and PlantPure Communities
Medical School Nutrition Education Initiative

Sunday, April 25, 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT
FREE - register here

In this monthly forum exploring all aspects of plant-based nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Klaper and the Moving Medicine Forward team will discuss clinical advances in plant-based nutrition, share case studies, and lead a Q&A session. The case study for this initial forum will address high blood pressure and stroke avoidance. While the focus will be on helping health professionals incorporate plant-based nutrition into their practice, everyone with an interest in plant-based nutrition is welcome to join.


Our mailing address: Plant Powered Metro New York, PO Box 20771, New York NY 10025

Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Questions? Email us at info@ppmny.org.


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