Welcome to the 6 Million Seeds Blog!

With 6 Million Seeds, we are on a mission to change the nutritional landscape for all our children! They are the future, and given what we now know are the primary causes of chronic illnesses, even among children, we cannot afford to let another day go by without making serious changes to what we have been feeding them. We know we have headwinds to fight, but our numbers and support are growing. We are all well-positioned to fight this battle armed with the facts about the healing power of whole plants eaten as close to nature as possible! And we’re in it to win…for all our kids!

Join us on this important journey. And we invite you to engage with us as we take the challenge of empowering our KIDS to fuel their own best lives!!!

Gorgeously Green with Amy Tasetano

Today, we invited Amy Tasetano to talk about her ‘gorgeously green lifestyle’. Amy has a Bachelor of Business Administration in industrial and organizational psychology. She has also completed the plant-based nutrition certificate through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in addition to becoming a nutritarian health coach and podcast host.
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So You Say You Want a School Food Revolution?!

It's that time again! The kids go back to school, which means back to navigating school food. For diet-aware parents, the food can be the most challenging part of the September to June sprint. We look at the school breakfast and lunch menus and dream of a total makeover. If we could only eliminate toaster pastries or cut the number of...
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Fighting Food Insecurity with Laurie Burhoe

Today, we invited Laurie Burhoe to discuss her work in food education and sustainable gardening. Laurie has lived in Maine for 45 years. She is an artist specializing in wildlife and landscapes. She was a public school teacher and is a master gardener and master naturalist in the state of Maine.
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Food As Medicine with Dr. Thomas Campbell II

This week, we invited Dr. Thomas M. Campbell II to discuss his work with nutrition and food as medicine. Dr. Campbell is a physician, best-selling co-author of The China Study, researcher, and educator. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester
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It’s that time of the season…

It is August 2022- ALREADY! And with that, many of us start thinking about the change of seasons and the kids returning to school. Even though there are no children in my house now, I've spent my entire life dancing to that rhythm, and I am not expecting the pattern to change anytime soon. So with that as the music in...
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Plant Based Family Health with Dr Tara Cannon

This week, we invited Dr. Tara Cannon to discuss her plant-based experiences in medicine and with her family. Dr. Tara Cannon is a doctorally prepared nurse with a passion for education and health. She has been plant-based since 2017, simply wanting to have a healthier pregnancy.
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Young Athletes Thriving on Plants

Ayo Fury is 22 years old athletics enthusiast. He does resistance and weight training and cardio exercise almost daily. Monique Landry is 21 years old.  She is on the varsity rowing team and practices Brazilian jujitsu. She does resistance and weight training and cardio an average of 3 hours per day. Both are in their Masters' programs, and both are plant-based. Listen to...
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Global Diet and Lifestyles with Nutritionist Deepa

This week we brought on Deepa Deshmukh to talk about her experience as a plant-based nutritionist. Deepa has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. She is one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide, who are Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) and holds a certificate...
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Planting Yourself with Howard Jacobsen

Howard Jacobson, PhD, is a health coach and an executive coach to clients ranging from startup founders to established and rising Fortune 100 leaders. He is Director of Coaching at Bregman Partners and Head Coach at the Healthy Minds Initiative. He hosts the Plant Yourself Podcast and has written a bunch of books. His mission includes helping kind and generous...
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6 Million Seeds News!

It has been about nine months since we first conceived the 6 Million Seeds project. Since then, so much has happened! SO much traction gained, so many supporters aligned, and so much support obtained! We think we should update you all on our progress with all that has already transpired.
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Plant-Based Pharmacology with Evelisse Capó

This week, we invited Evelisse Capó to discuss her work in pharmaceuticals and how the plant-based lifestyle changed her understanding of the field. Evelisse received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. While practicing clinical pharmacy, she witnessed the pain and suffering of many...
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Plant-Based Public Health with Karen Smith

This week, we invited Karen Smith to discuss plant-based nutrition in the clinical setting. Karen, RD, CDCES has over 16 years of experience as a registered dietitian in various settings including public health, community nutrition programming, and clinical practice. She enjoys empowering others to achieve their goals and realize their capabilities and potential.
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Breast Cancer Awareness with Tiah Tomlin-Harris

This week, we invited Tiah Tomlin-Harris, an overcomer of Triple Negative Breast Can't-cer, as she calls it, to discuss breast cancer awareness. Tiah has dedicated herself to being a community change agent and advocate, with a focus on health disparities, black women's health and healthy lifestyle education. As a result of her advocacy work, she has received recognition and awards,...
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Plant Food in Medicine with Dr. Ana Negrón

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ana M. Negrón is a bilingual board-certified family physician and author of the book Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food, published by Sunstone Press. She owns a nutrition consultation solo practice, volunteers at a free clinic for the uninsured in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, teaches young family doctors the role of...
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Kids in the Kitchen – Why I’m Vegan

Anuragini Barman has been vegan since before conception. She lives in North Carolina and is one of the Kids in the Kitchen who put on a whole food, vegan, plant-based cooking show every other month (somanycooks.com/kids) demonstrating their love and knowledge of cooking and nutrition. She loves animals, the outdoors, reading, writing, math, and homeschool.
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Why Should We Focus on Children’s Nutrition

There are 73 million children in the US[1]. Because they have little to no authority, autonomy, or agency, they are our most vulnerable population. This is true regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, zip code, language, and country of origin. Children are always at the mercy of the people and environment around them.
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Food Accessibility with Victor Bradley, Jr and Mark Cerkvenik

Victor Bradley Jr. and Mark Cervenik came to the realization of disparity in nutrition understanding and food access from totally different directions, but, like spokes to a hub, they reached many of the same conclusions.
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Diet and Disease with Drs. T. Colin Campbell and LeAnne Campbell

Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has published multiple papers in the scientific literature and has presented widely on the topic of plant-based nutrition. Dr. LeAnne Campbell is president of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She has over 30 years of experience designing and directing...
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Plant-Based Schools with Amie Hamlin

This week, we brought on Amie Hamlin to talk about her organization's work toward changing school foods. Amie Hamlin has served as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) since its founding in 2004.
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Plant-Based Health With Dr. Ashwani Garg

We invited Dr. Ashwani Garg to talk about his experiences with plant-based diets for his family, his patients, and himself. Dr. Garg is a Family Physician at Advocate Health and Clinical Associate Professor at North Central College. Inspired by works such as Forks Over Knives, he has adopted a plant-based diet and works with his patients to make healthy lifestyle...
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