Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Our November 18 #WFPB dinner at Neerob

Just to commemorate our latest supper at Neerob, here are some pictures from this remarkable evening.

Three Salads in one Bowl!

At the table.
The entire group
We frankly devoured our dinner and Neerob did an extraordinary job. They are clearly experimenting with different dishes and aiming to get their PPC Restaurant campaign qualification by January.

The main thing on the agenda was the possbility of launching a Oasis Jumpstart program in the Bronx and to that end, the following resources are possibly involved in creating such a solution:

  • IFH clinic in Soundview 
  • St. Helena's School Cafeteria & monthly cooking class
  • ShopRite Bruckner
  • Neerob Restaurant
  • Possibly the Sonia Sotomayor Center
  • Dr. Joel Posner at Monterfiore East
It remains important to see how there is a core support system growing in our district with the following main geographic area:

Plant-based support in Community Board #9

Friday, November 2, 2018

PPC, Party with a Purpose

On November 1st, 2018 we had a "Party with a Purpose," from Plant Pure Communities at the HQ of Visiting Nurse Service of New York, in Manhattan.

All the usual suspects were there.

Jody Kass, Nelson Campbell, Eric Adams, T. Colin Campbell, and Jim Courage
All of the team leaders from NY and surroundings were there, the five boroughs, LI, Westchester plus people from all over the country and all over the world even. I met two people from my native Holland, which was kind of fun!

This coming weekend SOMOS Community Care has the kickoff of their first Jumpstart in East Harlem - and it is already over subscribed. They have others in the planning for northern Manhattan, for Brooklyn and the Bronx. They are an organization of 2,000 doctors, servicing 700,000 medicaid patients and they are poised to totally reform medicaid around the city into a system that pays for results, not treatment, meaning that Lifestyle Medicine and the Whole Foods, Plant-Based diet is the name of the game from now on. It is happening right here, right now.

The model for the Jumpstart program was the movie Plant Pure Nation, and the sequel will be the Healing America movie, based on the Healing America Together tour, and here is one success story that will be part of that movie.