Kickstart Little Rock

The Physicians Committee


The Physicians Committee visited Little Rock, AK in January 2015 to inaugurate the Kickstart Your Health cities tour. Neal Barnard, M.D. lectured to medical professionals and medical students on plant-based nutrition and chronic disease. Local health care professionals joined with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Baptist Health Medical Center, and the Department of Health on this effort.

A Forks Over Knives movie screening was conducted for the community. Attendees were invited to do the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart together starting February 1, 2015 and a local reporter from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette wrote a series of articles covering his own experience in changing his diet.  Local physician Christie Beck, M.D., taught a six-week Food for Life class series on the best foods for weight management.  Listings of local restaurants and catering services with plant-based options were also made available to support this initiative.

Thank you to the mayor and whole city of Little Rock for proclaiming to kickstart your health together!

Mayor of Little Rock