The Physicians Committee visited Little Rock, AK in January 2015 to inaugurate the Kickstart Your Health cities tour. Neal Barnard, M.D. lectured to medical professionals and medical students on plant-based nutrition and chronic disease. Local health care professionals joined with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Baptist Health Medical Center, and the Department of Health on this effort.
A Forks Over Knives movie screening was conducted for the community. Attendees were invited to do the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart together starting February 1, 2015 and a local reporter from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette wrote a series of articles covering his own experience in changing his diet. Local physician Christie Beck, M.D., taught a six-week Food for Life class series on the best foods for weight management. Listings of local restaurants and catering services with plant-based options were also made available to support this initiative.
Thank you to the mayor and whole city of Little Rock for proclaiming to kickstart your health together!