The Physicians Committee


Doctors Group Hosts Make-Your-Own ‘Banana Dog’ Booth at Building a Healthier Future Summit

WASHINGTON—Drop the cancer-causing hot dog and replace it with a nutritious banana dog. That’s what the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—is encouraging attendees of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit to do at a make-your-own banana dog booth at the Summit’s expo on May 19 in Washington, D.C.

The Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Host Global Nutrition Conference in Nation’s Capital on July 29 to 30, 2016

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine (ICNM), jointly sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, takes place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, from July 29  to 30, 2016.  

Rochester Doctors Arm Residents with a Dietary Blueprint to Combat Chronic Disease

The Kickstart Your Health Rochester program, created by the nonprofit Physicians Committee and supported by Mayor Lovely Warren and the City of Rochester, provides Rochester residents with a nutrition blueprint to reach optimal health and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.  

Alec Baldwin’s Radical Nutrition Plan: Replace Meal Replacement Bars with Meals

WASHINGTON—Actor Alec Baldwin is giving radical nutrition advice to the millions who subsist on mundane meal replacement bars: Eat actual meals. In the 40-second public service announcement, Baldwin says the Physicians Committee’s Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal Plan not only saves time and money—it’s actually more nutritious than meal replacement bars.

Doctors, Dietitians Offer Plant-Based Makeover for Congressional Cafeterias

WASHINGTON—Doctors and dietitians from the Barnard Medical Center will visit Congress on Friday, Feb. 5, to share healthful plant-based Super Bowl snacks with members of Congress and staffers at the Veggie Touchdown, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association. Sodexo, which manages congressional cafeterias, has also been invited and encouraged to serve more plant-based options in Congress.

New Year, Best You Cooking and Nutrition Course Starts Mar. 1

WASHINGTON—The Barnard Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center integrating nutrition into complete primary care, celebrates its 2016 debut by offering Washington residents a five-class cooking series to boost metabolism, curb cravings, unlock the keys to insulin resistance, and reach optimal health in the new year with a nutrient-dense, plant-based vegan diet.

A New Model for Medical Care

For all the patients who have complained that their doctors know nothing about nutrition, all the medical students who have had nowhere to see plant-based diets in action, all the people following vegan diets who could not find a doctor who understands their choices, all the enlightened but overly busy doctors who have had no time to counsel patients on food choices, and, most of all, all the people suffering with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and weight problems who are taking one prescription after another and have never been able to tackle the cause of their problems, we have opened the Barnard Medical Center.