Dr. Barnard's Blog

The Physicians Committee

Blog Archive for August 2016

How to Pack Healthy School Lunches for Kids

Friday, Aug 26, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   school lunch


Want to give your kids the best start when they head back to school this year? Send them off to class with healthy, colorful plant-based lunches!

Read the full post

McDonald’s: Quit Clowning Around with Kids’ Health

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   children's health


McDonald’s announced that it would be pulling this month’s Happy Meal giveaway—a fitness tracker—after reports that the devices have caused rashes on children’s arms. But rashes or not, McDonald’s ploy to associate Happy Meals with health was dangerous from the start.

Read the full post

Theaters Ban Our ‘Sausage Party’ Cancer Ad

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   processed meat, cancer, colorectal cancer, men's health


Sausage Party, an R-rated animated comedy, opened last Friday in 3,103 theaters across the United States and made $33.6 million. Some of those moviegoers should have seen an ad warning of sausage’s link to colorectal cancer. But movie theaters with concessions stands selling hot dogs banned our ad.

Read the full post

Four Ways Vegan Diets Can Benefit Kids

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan, children's health


Science shows conclusively that a vegan diet helps people avoid obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other conditions. But a new proposed law in Italy argues that without animal products, kids can’t grow up to be healthy. Science says otherwise.

Read the full post

U.S. Soldiers Need to Slim Down

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   other


The Pentagon says soldiers need to slim down. So to fight the obesity epidemic, the Department of Defense will publish a new policy later this year to encourage troops to adopt a healthier lifestyle. A plant-based diet should be part of that plan.

Read the full post

WATCH: Eat Like an Olympian with Vegan Ultra-Endurance Athlete Rich Roll

Friday, Aug 05, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan


Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, beach volleyball gold-medal favorite April Ross, and weightlifter Kendrick Farris are a few of the growing number of American athletes powering their performances with plant-based foods.

Read the full post

Connect with Dr. Barnard



Stay Connected

Receive action alerts, breaking medical news, e-newsletters, and special offers via e-mail. Sign up >