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Upcoming Events

Food For Life

Kickstart Your Health

The Power of Food for Weight Management

In a public health climate where more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and millions have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.

This curriculum is based on PCRM's successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program. The Kickstart has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals. Depending on one's perspective, the Kickstart is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, it's the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.

This is a FREE class series, participants must register to attend. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016

Class Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 23rd: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Introduction lecture by Barnard Medical Center Clinicians
  • Tuesday, May 30th: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm – The Power of Your Plate
  • Tuesday, June 6th: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm - Let's Go!
  • Tuesday, June 13th: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm - Getting in Gear
  • Tuesday, June 20th: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm - Breaking the Food Seduction
  • Tuesday, June 27th: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm - Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Register Now

Please contact instructor Kara Blank-Gonzalez if you have any questions.

What the Health

What the Health screening

Wednesday, May 31

Landmark Ritz at the Bourse 
400 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA

Please join us for an exclusive, one-night-only screening of "What the Health," a groundbreaking new documentary that explores the potential of a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease, and exposes why major health organizations don't want you to know about it.This event is hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and will be followed by a Q&A with local physician Dr. Ana Negron.

Thursday, June 15
Landmark Embassy
16 Pine St, Waltham, MA
Followed by a Q&A with local physician Dr. Michelle McMacken, who appears extensively in the film.

Tuesday, June 27
AMC Aviation 12
1200 S Stiles St, Linden, NJ
Followed by a Q&A with local physician Dr. Michelle McMacken, who appears extensively in the film.

Physicians Committee's 2017 Summer Speaker Series

Vegan Mos - Dr. Neal Barnard

Friday, June 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

The Vegan Mos, featuring their new cookbook, NYC Vegan! Expect a lively conversation and Q-and-A with the authors.

Wednesday, July 12

Dr. Neal Barnard speaks from his new book, The Cheese Trap!

Speaker Series events are free but space is limited.

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Thursday, June 15

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard at Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Lecture starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There is no need to RSVP and no cost to attend. The lecture hall will accommodate 700 people.

Plant-based diets are associated with positive metabolic health outcomes and a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Dr. Barnard provides a template to test-drive and adopt a plant-based diet in his 18th book, The Cheese Trap.

Saturday, June 17

Madison City Vegan Fest

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., will speak about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap, at Mad City Vegan Fest on June 17.

Mad City Vegan Fest, a family-friendly festival in Madison, Wisc., which has nearly tripled in size over the past seven years. The exhibition hall at Alliant Energy Center accommodates 3,500 attendees. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost to park or attend.

Tuesday, July 18

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard in Fargo, ND

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble
1201 42 ST S
Fargo, ND 58103

Fargo native Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., returns to his hometown with a prescription for a dairy-free, plant-based vegan diet. Dr. Barnard will highlight the latest research in plant-based nutrition and encourage those interested in a plant-based vegan diet to give it a try.

Dr. Barnard will sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap, following the lecture. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP.

ICNM 2017

July 28-29, 2017
Calling all doctors, nurses, and dietitians! Join the Physicians Committee and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for our fifth annual continuing education conference.

Food for Life Certification Training

Apply to attend the Fall 2017 Food for Life certification training to become licensed to teach the Physicians Committee’s award-winning Food for Life nutrition and cooking class program in your community.

Wed., Sept. 20- Fri., Sept. 22
Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, DC
The application deadline is Mon., June 12.

*Limited to 25 participants