Kickstart Detroit

The Physicians Committee

“Detroit: Eat more fruits and vegetables, cut the meat and dairy.”

That was one of the messages from Detroit-area health professionals who starred in billboards that promoted the Physicians Committee’s Kickstart Your Health program, which provided residents with resources to get healthy and reduce the risk of nutrition-related diseases in August 2017. 

The Kickstart Your Health Detroit team (left to right): Paul Chatlin, Quiana “Que” Broden, Joel Kahn, M.D., Velonda Anderson, Ph.D., and Kim and Marc Ramirez.

Joel Kahn, M.D., Velonda Anderson, Ph.D., Paul Chatlin, Quiana “Que” Broden, and Kim and Marc Ramirez, invited the entire city to the Motor City Health Fest, a free event showcasing local health organizations and offering free health screenings, nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips, a screening of Forks Over Knives, samples from local food producers/restaurants, and cooking demos from Cooking with Que.

Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., also lectured at Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine, gave a presentation at the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, which serves Detroit’s underserved African-American and Latino population, held a session for Physicians Committee members at GreenSpace Café, and discussed his book The Cheese Trap on Detroit’s FOX affiliate in addition to at the Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group’s monthly meeting. Kim and Marc Ramirez from Chickpea and Bean also offered a follow up 21-Day Kickstart Challenge for the Detroit community.

Thank you Detroit for coming together to kickstart your health!


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