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2013-10-24 23:28:34

The Active Learning Elementary School in Queens and Deerfield Academy Earn National Awards for Serving Plant-Based Foods to K-12 Students Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 School cafeterias across the country continue to purge mystery meat for fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit of 10,000 doctors—announces the winners of the 2013 Golden Carrot Awards, which rewards schools for serving healthful...

2013-07-24 23:03:02

Physicians Group and International Panel of Brain Researchers Urge Clinicians to Use Precautionary Principle in Practice: Engage Patients, Change Habits, Make Nutrition the Mainstream. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 New Dietary Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Prevention developed by the nonprofit Physicians Committee and an international panel of brain researchers were released this past weekend at the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain. Nearly 550 health care...

2012-10-22 11:26:49

JENKINTOWN, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert Atkins and his wife, Veronica, founded the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation to elevate the role of nutrition in health and lifestyle. The foundation, granting almost $29 million since 2003, is of one of the few grant-making organizations dedicated to examining the role that metabolism and nutrition play in disease and health issues. The Atkins Foundation has funded, in full or part, 42 research programs, eight...

2010-12-02 15:16:00

Senate Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward but Congress Must Do More to Help Schools Fight Obesity with Healthy Vegetarian Options WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress finalizes child nutrition reauthorization legislation, doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are urging lawmakers and President Obama to find additional ways to reduce fat and cholesterol in school lunches and give every child access to healthy vegetarian meals....

2010-03-05 07:45:00

User-Friendly Graphic Emphasizes Low-Fat Vegetarian Foods, Eliminates Confusing Portion Suggestions; New Approach Could Influence Dietary Guidelines WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fill your plate with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes each day to keep the doctor away, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The nonprofit organization is running a full-page advertisement in March's Today's Dietitian urging nutrition...

2009-05-04 16:50:08

The 15-year-old daughter of Montel Williams is featured in a television ad urging that vegetarian options be offered in U.S. public schools. In the TV commercial, Wyntergrace Williams urges Congress to amend the Child Nutrition Act to include meatless meals. Some of us don't eat right, Wyntergrace says in the commercial. Fast food, junk food -- sometimes, even our school lunches have too much fat and cholesterol. More than 80 of Americans believe that vegetarian meals should be available in...

2008-10-02 03:00:19

By Barnard, Neal Can cleaning up your diet help clear your head? Q I get a lot of headaches. Could they be caused by something I'm eating? A Yes, they certainly could be. A common example is MSG (monosodium glutamate), a flavor enhancer often used in Chinese restaurants and also found in processed foods. People who are sensitive to it get a feeling like a tight band around the head that kicks in about 20 minutes after MSG touches their lips. Sinus headaches strike in the forehead or...

2008-08-07 21:00:29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) responds to news releases published recently by the "Center for Consumer Freedom" (CCF), a group funded by the tobacco, meat, and junk food industries, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), a meat-industry organization that promotes consumption of processed meats and other unhealthful products. Both organizations, which are funded by the meat industry, aim to confuse consumers about the...

2008-08-06 09:00:11

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Janet Riley, +1-202-587-4245, jriley@meatami.com, or Dave Ray, +1-202-587-4243, dray@meatami.com, both of AMI Physicians Committee Campaign Exploits Children and Is Fear- Mongering at Its Worst Attribute Statement to AMI Foundation President Randy Huffman, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AMI Foundation President Randy Huffman, Ph.D.: A factually inaccurate, alarmist and exploitive new campaign aimed...

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2005-09-23 10:20:00

NEW YORK -- A diet free of animal products and low in fat may help trim the waistline without the task of strict calorie watching, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of 64 postmenopausal, overweight women, those assigned to follow a low-fat vegan diet for 14 weeks lost an average of 13 pounds, compared with a weight loss of about 8 pounds among women who followed a standard low-cholesterol diet. The weight loss came despite the fact that the women were given no limits on their...