WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Local doctors and health care professionals will team up to provide
local residents with a nutrition blueprint to reach optimal health and
reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of
cancer. Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
The Kickstart Your Health Triangle initiative created by the nonprofit
Physicians Committee in partnership with One Meal a Day. Supported
by Durham Mayor Steve Schewel, Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. Raleigh
Mayor Nancy McFarlane, will provide the Triangle with a weekend of free
events. All three mayors have proclaimed Saturday, Oct. 27, Kickstart
Your Health Day.
“We suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease. Other chronic
diseases at the same rates as the rest of the country,” says Jonathan
Sheline, M.D., M.S., founder of Physician Assisted Wellness and a
guiding force behind the Kickstart Your Health Triangle initiative.
“This health fest is a great opportunity to educate residents about the
importance of plant-based nutrition in preventing and treating chronic
diseases and also introduce them to local doctors, nutritionists,
dietitians. Chefs who can help them.”
Dr. Sheline, alongside Kickstart Your Health Triangle leaders Parul
Kharod, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Dilip Barman, Queenetta Moore, C.P.T.,
L.M.T.. Nadine Blake will provide the Triangle with free movie
screenings on Oct. 26 at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill and a free
health fest on Oct. 27 from 12-5 p.m. at Panther Creek High School in
The Kickstart Triangle Health Fest will feature local health
organisations, a free fitness class, nutrition and healthy lifestyle
tips. A cooking demo. Special guests Suzy Amis Cameron and Neal
Barnard, M.D., will be presenting and signing books.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 91
percent of North Carolina adults fall short of consuming at least
two servings of vegetables each day. One in three adults now has prediabetes.
A plant-based dietary pattern—rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains,
and legumes—is scientifically proven to boost metabolism, lower blood
pressure, improve cholesterol, stabilise blood sugar. Provide a
cost-effective solution to today’s chronic health problems.
To learn more about the plant-based nutrition campaign and supporting
events, visit www.KickstartYourHealth.org.
To obtain images of the billboard, an advance copy of the Kickstart
Your Health Triangle proclamation. To interview a physician, please
contact Sierra Coppage at 202-527-7319 or [email protected].
Kickstart Your Health Triangle provides a physician-backed guide,
through local events, online nutrition resources. Social support
networks, to follow a plant-based vegan diet. The preventive health
program earns support from local residents and health care providers
guiding the imitative.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a
nonprofit organisation that promotes preventive medicine, conducts
clinical research. Encourages higher standards for ethics and
effectiveness in research and medical training.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Sierra Coppage, 202-527-7319