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Physicians Committee Nurses Nutrition Network

Fill out our survey todayThe 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, mbusta@pcrm.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!

Take Action! 

Heart Healthy for HospitalsMake 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

21-Day Vegan KickstartEncourage 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: Information on vegan diets

Vegetarian Starter Kit
Learn about the whys and hows of a healthier diet, the New Four Food Groups guidelines, practical tips for beginning a vegan diet, and delicious low-fat, no-cholesterol recipes. The Vegetarian Starter Kit is also available in Spanish: Guía de Iniciación una Dieta Vegetariana.

The Power PlatePower Plate 
The colorful, user-friendly Power Plate graphic is based on current nutrition research showing that a vegan diet is the most nutrient-dense and helps prevent chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. The graphic depicts a plate divided into four new food groups: fruits, grains, legumes, and vegetables. The Power Plate's interactive website includes information on disease-fighting vegan diets, and special sections for educators and health professionals.

Breaking Medical News
If there’s a hot nutrition report in the journals tomorrow, we’ll let you know about it today. This free e-mail briefing, but will help you stay abreast of the latest news in nutrition, medical research, and preventive medicine. To subscribe, join our online community.

Food for LifeWaiting Room Materials 
These materials are especially useful in health care professionals' offices and at conferences.

Downloadable Fact Sheets
These materials will keep you informed on nutrition, health, and the ethics and effectiveness of research.

Literature Search: Recent and classic articles on the effect of vegan and vegetarian diets on type 2 diabetes (PDF)

Nutrition Guide for Clinicians

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.

 

Oncology Nurses

The Cancer Survivor's GuideCancer Resources
The Physicians Committee promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the links between nutrition and cancer. Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Classes help cancer survivors take advantage of the healing power of foods.

Downloadable Fact Sheets
Stay informed about the relationship between diet and cancer.

Pediatric Nurses

Nutrition for Kids fact sheetNutrition for Kids: A "Get Healthy" Approach to Achieving Weight Goals

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.

HealthySchoolLunches.org
Learn more about how improving the food served to children in schools promotes children’s current and long-term health.

Clinical Research

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.