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6 Million Seeds News!

By |2022-07-02T17:20:35-05:00July 2nd, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Nutrition, PBNM 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.

The Perfect Spur-of-the-Moment Day Trip

By |2022-07-02T17:07:46-05:00June 28th, 2022|blog, Cooking|

The past two years of the pandemic have been difficult for us to navigate through - us or family members getting COVID, remote learning, job layoffs, financial strains, working from home, minimal social engagement with others, cancellation of activities we have always looked forward to like festivals, concerts, and travel, and confusion regarding mandates. Thankfully COVID today is not the threat it was two years ago. Classrooms reopened. People are able to find work, and many are returning to the workplace. Festi-vals and concerts are happening once again in 2022, and many are feeling more comfortable traveling.

Plant-Based Pharmacology with Evelisse Capó

By |2022-07-04T19:23:32-05:00June 27th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog|

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 chronically ill patients in hospitals and long-term care institutions.

Plant-Based Public Health with Karen Smith

By |2022-07-04T19:09:55-05:00June 21st, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog|

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness with Tiah Tomlin-Harris

By |2022-07-04T19:01:10-05:00June 15th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog|

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, to include President Bush’s – Point of Lights Award.

Plant Food in Medicine with Dr. Ana Negrón

By |2022-07-04T18:52:38-05:00June 10th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog|

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 plant food in medicine, and is a frequent lecturer on issues of nutrition and health. Plants are integral to her practice where group cooking is a regular activity. She helps her patients transition to a whole foods plant-based diet lowering the inflammation at the root of their illness thereby reducing the need for medications.

Kids in the Kitchen – Why I’m Vegan

By |2022-05-30T21:15:50-05:00May 30th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Cooking, Environment|

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.

WFPB Diet – The Fountain of Youth???

By |2022-05-30T20:05:59-05:00May 30th, 2022|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

We have all heard the legend of Ponce de León searching for the elusive and magical Fountain of Youth, believing whoever bathed or drank from it would live forever. It is just a myth - it never really happened. The tale was conjured up by Spanish historian Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés who disliked Ponce de León and wanted to make Ponce de León appear foolish as part of his legacy after his death in 1521.

Why Should We Focus on Children’s Nutrition

By |2022-05-27T16:08:30-05:00May 27th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Health, 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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