The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine applauds Farmington Hills, Mich., Mayor Barry Brickner for declaring March 20 “Meatout Day.” Farmington Hills resident Caroline Trapp, D.N.Pc., A.N.P.-B.C., C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P., who serves as the director of diabetes education and care for the Physicians Committee and as a diabetes nurse practitioner for Premier Internists in Southfield, will accept a proclamation from the mayor urging residents to reduce meat consumption and reap the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.
The Physicians Committee commends the proclamation for stating: “A wholesome plant-based diet promotes good health and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.”
The proclamation draws on decades of research showing that plant-based diets can powerfully reduce the risk for chronic, preventable illnesses that now account for seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States.
“Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in Michigan,” says Ms. Trapp. “As a nurse practitioner, I’ve seen these conditions dramatically improve in my patients as a result of dietary changes. As a Farmington Hills resident, I’m thrilled to see my city embrace the power of plant-based diets and make strides toward improved health.”
The town will present Ms. Trapp with the Meatout Day proclamation at the city council meeting on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. After receiving the proclamation, Ms. Trapp will speak about the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research and medical training.