DONATE
FOR PHYSICIANS
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
ETHICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION
MEDIA CENTER
  News Releases
  Dr. Barnard's Blog
  Experts
  Good Medicine Magazine
  Commentary
  PSAs
  Media Contacts
  Physicans Committee Online
  Artwork
LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
CLINICAL RESEARCH
EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
MEMBERSHIP
SHOP

Connect with Us

 

 

The Physicians Committee



Physicians Committee Hosts Congressional Vegetarian Caucus

 

Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., nutrition program manager for the Physicians Commitee, talks about the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart with congressional staffers.

Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., nutrition program manager for the Physicians Committee, talks about the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart with congressional staffers.

The Physicians Committee hosted a Vegetarian Caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill on Earth Day to raise awareness among congressional staff about the health and nutrition benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

“People choose a vegetarian lifestyle because it feels so good on so many levels,” says Elizabeth Kucinich, senior legislative adviser for the Physicians Committee. “There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than going vegetarian, because it increases the health and vitality of both humans and the planet.”

The lunchtime reception, held in coordination with the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association, also included a presentation on antiaging foods by John Pierre (personal trainer to stars such as Ellen DeGeneres), lunch from Washington’s Elizabeth’s Gone Raw vegan restaurant, and vegan desserts from Sticky Fingers (two-time winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars). Participants also received a Vegetarian Starter Kit, an invitation to the 21-Day Kickstart, and other nutrition resources from the Physicians Committee.

“Capitol Hill’s growing interest in the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle is evident in the overwhelming enthusiasm for this Earth Day event,” says Kucinich. “Within hours of sending the Veggie Caucus invitation, we received hundreds of RSVPs from congressional staffers.”

To learn more about the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, visit PCRM.org/Earth.
 



 
 

PCRM Online
May 2013


   
This site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for informational purposes only.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

The Physicians Committee
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210     Email: pcrm@pcrm.org