Triangle Mayors and Doctors Fight Leading Causes of Death on October 27 | Business Wire

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

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
[email protected]