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Remembering Susan

Susan Levin fought long and hard for better health and better diets, not only for the patients under her care and the participants in the programs she led, but for society as a whole.

Susan joined the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in 2005 and soon became the organization's voice for nutrition and health in the media and on Capitol Hill. As Director of Nutrition Education, she was instrumental in creating novel programs to bring healthful diets to people throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Susan successfully pushed the federal government to move from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate, eliminating the meat group in the process, and played a central role in setting nutrition policy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She cared for patients at the Barnard Medical Center and worked on many of the Physicians Committee's research studies, running its nutrition education programs for many years. Through the Food for Life program, she inspired a team that has grown into a global network of over 300 plant-based educators.

But Susan was far more than all these things. She was a colleague, a wife, a mother, a wonderful person, and a true friend in every sense of the word.

A celebration to remember Susan’s extraordinary life will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET. All are welcome to attend. 

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In partnership with Susan’s family, the Physicians Committee created two funds in Susan’s honor. The Susan Levin Intern Fund is dedicated to funding paid nutrition internships at the Physicians Committee—a program that Susan championed. Donations to The Susan Levin Memorial Fund will support all of the Physicians Committee’s work on behalf of people and animals. Gifts to either fund will carry on the work that was so dear to Susan’s heart.