The following resources help nurses, advanced practice nurses, and nurse practitioners demonstrate to patients how a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent and reverse chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Please help advocate for healthy communities by sharing these tools with your personal and professional contacts. For additional information, please contact Melissa Busta, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-527-7343. Join the PCRM Nurses Nutrition Network >
BIG NEWS NURSES! The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has adopted a resolution calling on hospitals to provide plant-based meals and remove processed meats from menus.
“RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association hereby call on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by (1) providing a variety of healthful food, including plant-based meals and meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars, (2) eliminating processed meats from menus, and (3) providing and promoting healthful beverages.”
The resolution was co-sponsored by the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the American College of Cardiology.
You can find what Dr. Barnard has to say about this in his recent blog Hospitals Should Treat Processed Meats Like Cigarettes.
Check out those who are already taking steps toward a healthier future!
- Palomar Health, a public health district with 3 San Diego-area hospitals
- Stoney Brook University Hospital
- Frank R. Howard Memorial
Make your hospital vegetarian friendly. If your hospital or workplace has a cafeteria in the building, you can help make your cafeteria a healthier place for you and your patients to eat. Download our hospital tool kits, and learn about the cost effectiveness of these vegetarian-friendly meal options.
Earn FREE CME's!
Log on and register at https://www.nutritioncme.org. The program is sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
General Resources for Nurses
Encourage your patients to join PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to begin receiving tips and recipes. Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone wanting to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet. This program repeats the first of each month.
Vegetarian Starter Kit
Breaking Medical News
Waiting Room Materials
Downloadable Fact Sheets
Nutrition Guide for Clinicians
The Nutrition Guide for Clinicians provides free, expert, evidence-based support to healthcare professionals. Quickly answer questions on nutrition for disease prevention and treatment including best practices for discussing dietary changes with patients. Visit nutritionguide.pcrm.org or download the app to your smartphone or tablet with iOS and Android.
Downloadable Fact Sheets
For parents and caregivers who deal firsthand with the epidemic of childhood obesity, this creatively designed booklet offers solid nutrition guidance, fitness tips, and sample menus and recipes. Put your child on track for a healthier life! 17 pages.
The Physicians Committee designs and conducts clinical research studies on nutrition and health. Our studies examine the effects of diet on weight, cardiovascular risk, cancer prevention and survival, and other health issues through dietary interventions.