The Physicians Committee


Plant-Based Meals Fly to New Heights, According to the Physician Committee’s 2015 Airport Food Review

WASHINGTON—Flying for the holidays? Whether you’re traveling to San Francisco or Dallas, holiday travelers will have an easy time finding heart-healthy meals, ranging from beet burgers and leafy green quinoa bowls in California to spicy black bean salads and sweet potato burritos in Texas, according to the Physician Committee’s 2015 Airport Food Review. Seventy-one percent of restaurants at the nation’s 30 busiest airports offer at least one high-fiber, plant-based, vegan meal option—a 25 percent increase from 2001.

Physicians Committee Releases Dietary Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease at the 2015 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

WASHINGTON—More than 400 clinicians now hold a solution to help their patients combat the early signs and advanced stages of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. The nonprofit Physicians Committee concludes its third annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine (ICNM), accredited by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWSMHS), in Washington this weekend, led by an international panel of 21 cardiovascular disease researchers.   

PHOTOS and RECIPES: Congress Competes in Veggie Burger Smackdown

For attendees of a recent Physicians Committee event on Capitol Hill, it came as no surprise that members of Congress were lobbying for votes. Only this time, they were pulling for vegetables! At the inaugural Congressional Veggie Burger Smackdown, a friendly competition raged between attendees, as four fruits and vegetables faced off for the top prize.

Physicians Committee President Neal Barnard, M.D., and Equinox Chef Todd Gray Bring Veggie Burger Smackdown to Capitol Hill on July 22

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Physicians Committee will team up with the bipartisan Vegetarian Caucus to host the inaugural Congressional Veggie Burger Smackdown on Wednesday, July 22, for Hill staffers looking for a healthful alternative to the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch.