Congress Gets Healthy with 9-Year-Old Vegan Chef Noah Koch
Noah Koch with Noah Gittell
The Physicians Committee hosted its second standing-room-only Healthy on the Hill luncheon on Capitol Hill this summer for more than 120 staffers, interns, and journalists—and even a few members of Congress—interested in learning more about the benefits of a plant-based diet. The presentation featured a vegan lunch and an interview with 9-year-old vegan chef Noah Koch, who recently won a White House recipe contest.
“Just this year, Koch won the White House’s nutritious food contest sponsored by the Let’s Move campaign,” said PCRM director of government affairs Noah Gittell. “Not only was his recipe absolutely delicious, it was also healthy and completely vegan.”
Physicians Committee staff also handed out the new “Healthy on the Hill: A Guide to Veg-Friendly Fare on Capitol Hill” booklet and demonstrated how to make 10 easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in 10 minutes.
“Our demonstration and Noah’s charm showed the audience that simple nutritional changes can bring life-altering health transformations to the nation,” said Gittell.