Use these resources whenever you need to give your diet a kickstart!


Kickstart iPhone App

The Kickstart app includes all of the recipes in the original Kickstart meal plan and does not necessarily correspond with the online Kickstart schedule. Download the Kickstart iPhone app today!

Nutrition Resources


Learn more about the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet by exploring our fact sheets and frequently asked questions.

Vegan Kickstart Plus



This program offers 12 monthly support messages, including videos featuring Neal Barnard, M.D., and step-by-step cooking videos.

21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart Book


Dr. Barnard’s book expands on our popular online program you’re already doing! Purchase the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart book at the Physicians Committee Marketplace.


Questions about the Kickstart?


We’ve got answers at the Kickstart FAQ. Find out how to sign up, when you can start, and what to do once it’s all over.


Meal Planning

Let’s plan a healthy diet. You can choose the foods to include in your routine, and we’ll make it easy by giving you suggestions.

  • Meal Planner: Plan your meals for the whole week by selecting recipes and creating shopping lists of all the ingredients you'll need.
  • Make Over Your Diet: Learn about the foods that make up a healthy diet and how to get complete nutrition.
  • Meal Ideas: Find inspiration for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!
  • Recipe of the Week: Sign up now to receive weekly recipes featuring detailed instructions and ingredient lists.
  • Eating Out: From restaurants serving cuisine from around the world to your family's favorite American chain restaurant, these simple tips will help you find plenty of great things to eat out.
  • Healthy Snacks for Kids: Whether eaten on the go or at home after school, healthy snacks are easy and quick to put together and eat, and offer important nutrients and energy in each delicious bite. Get some new snack ideas.
General Nutrition Resources
  • This site hosts the latest science on how good nutrition can play a role in prevention and treatment and has more than 1,000 vegan recipes!
  • Learn more about the work the Physicians Committee is doing.
  • Healthy Families: The road to lifelong good health starts in the womb and continues through young adulthood with healthy eating. Kickstart coaches and authors give guidance on each phase.
  • Kickstart Your Community: Many of our Kickstart alumni are taking their enthusiasm about the Kickstart to their community. Find ideas on how you can share this approach with your family and friends.