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Kickstart Japan Joins International Lineup

The Physicians Committee just added Kickstart Japan to the lineup of international Kickstart programs that have reached 300,000 people so far. All of the online programs help reverse the health ravages of meat and dairy products with plant-based recipes and resources.

Kickstart Japan Japanese-language program

Kickstart Japan >
Japanese-language program

  • Three weeks of recipes including tofu and sesame noodle salad, eggplant rice balls, and lotus root burgers
  • The Vegetarian Starter Kit
  • Fact sheets on cholesterol and heart disease, essential fatty acids, fish, hypertension, soy and health, and high protein diets

Vegetariano en 21 Dias

Vegetariano en 21 Dias >
Spanish-language program

  • Three weeks of recipes including Costa Rican rice and beans, Mexican corn pie, and stuffed poblano peppers with enchilada sauce
  • Nutrition and cooking webcasts featuring Joaquin Carral, M.D., and Aurora Leon, M.D.
  • Celebrity coaches including award-winning journalist Carlos Anaya, international TV host Marco Regil, and Terry Hope Romero, author of Viva Vegan!: Authentic Vegan Latina American Recipes

Kickstart India English-language program

Kickstart India >
English-language program

  • Three weeks of Indian favorites including carrot halwa, tofu palak paneer, and navratan kurma
  • Cooking demonstration videos featuring Dr. Nandita Shah, an India-based physician
  • Celebrity coaches including actress Amala Akkineni, six-time parliamentarian Maneka Gandhi, and professional cricketer Murali Kartik

21-Day Healthy Challenge Chinese-language program

21-Day Healthy Challenge >
Chinese-language program

  • Three weeks of Chinese recipes including vegan stuffed bun, ma po tofu, and Hunan-style “duck” curry
  • Cooking demonstration videos featuring media personality Zhang Xiaomei
  • Celebrity coaches, including actress Gao Yuanyuan, musician Louis Cheung, singer-songwriter Khalil Fong, and longtime Physicians Committee friend Maggie Q

Kris Carr for 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

21-Day Vegan Kickstart >
English-language program

  • The original Kickstart that launched in January 2010
  • Two separate three-week recipe plans
  • Celebrity coaches including actress Alicia Silverstone, four-time NBA champion John Salley, and Dr. Dean Ornish
  • A Kickstart iPhone app
  • myKickstart Health Tracker helps participants keep track of weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, A1c, and more

To learn more about the Kickstart programs, visit

21 day vegan kickstart

To learn more about the Kickstart programs, visit

PCRM Online
October 2013

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