2015 03 18 National Nutrition Month Vegan Potluck

 

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National Nutrition Month Vegan Potluck

  • Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm
  • Watauga Public Library

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Please arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm and bring a vegan dish that serves at least 8 people.  Vegan simply means no animal products — no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey.  Also please bring your own place setting to conserve resources and cut down on trash.   Copies of your recipe to share with others are also greatly appreciated or a list of ingredients.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formally known as the American Dietetic Association) recognizes March as “National Nutrition Month.”  VegBoone is theming our March 18th vegan potluck in its honor- but not without a wink of good humor.  Please enjoy this short video by Michael Greger, M.D examining some of their corporate sponsorships.

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-conflicts-of-interest/

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Links of interest:

http://bizarro.com/

We have Dan Piraro to thank for the hilarious Bizarro comics.  Be sure to check out “Some of my favorite quotes,” “Why I’m Vegan,” and “Are humans designed to eat meat?” in the “About” section.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/meatonomics-bizarre-economic-forces-drive-meat-dairy-production.html

“Meatonomics explores the bizarre economic forces that drive meat & dairy production”

http://nutritionfacts.org/

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Michael Greger, M.D., launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Now a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos.

Whenever there is a new drug or surgical procedure, you can be assured that you or your doctor will probably hear about it because there’s a corporate budget driving its promotion. But what about advances in the field of nutrition? The reason we don’t see ads on TV for broccoli is the same reason groundbreaking research on the power of foods and eating patterns to affect our health and longevity gets lost and buried in the medical literature–there’s no profit motive. It may not make anyone money, but what if our lives would profit?

Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? Yet doctors get little if any formal nutrition training in medical school, graduating without some of the most powerful tools available to stop the chronic diseases that remain our leading causes of death and disability.

We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. The goal of this website is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.”

http://www.pcrm.org/

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.

Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.

And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods.

Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.”

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