Beyond Expectations!

2024 is about to beat expectations! In the upcoming year, the Plant-Based Nutrition Movement (PBNM
) will continue the journey, committed to driving significant awareness and adoption of plant-based foods, especially among children.

Embracing the Joy of the Holidays

As we near the end of another incredible year, we find ourselves in a season of reflection, gratitude, and celebration. It’s the time to express our heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed Board of Directors and our cherished members for their unwavering support throughout this journey. Your dedication has been the cornerstone of our success, propelling us forward and enabling us to make meaningful strides toward our shared vision.

Kids’ Food Matters

PBNM is creating something special and plant-based in the dairy state! Edward Bain School of
Language and Art (EBSOLA), nestled in Kenosha, WI, is our pilot site for a school-based 6 Million Seeds project! Dilip Barman, a long-time educator and plant-based chef, created the award-winning “Healthy Snack Program.”

Empowering Illinois Parents

We are building momentum for the Plant-Based School Lunch option in Illinois Schools!
Here’s the next step to revolutionize what our children eat at school. As part of our ongoing
efforts to promote healthy, sustainable, and nutritious food choices, we invite you to
participate in this mandated change, the first ever at the state level.

Sage Circle

Food For Thought Here we are…it is September 2023. And what have we accomplished? Well, I can’t wait till the end of the year to tell you. We have accomplished […]

Plant Based Meals in Illinois Schools

If you’ve read the blog posts here this year, you know the new law mandating plant-based lunch availability in all Illinois schools goes into effect this month. I was re-re-reading the law yesterday. It says a plant-based lunch will be provided with prior request and it applies to all Illinois schools.

Coming to a School Near You

Plant-Based Lunches In Illinois schools. The law goes into effect next month. It states that starting this school year, Illinois children (or their parents, or caregivers) can request plant based lunches at schools in Illinois, and by law, it must be provided to the student. We encourage you to take advantage of this option. Please contact your school food service director to find out more

Breathe Easy

How Nutrition can help reduce Asthma and allergy Symptoms Now that Spring is well underway, we’re all enjoying more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and longer days. Unfortunately, another characteristic of this […]

Fueling the Gut: Nutrition & Autism

The content in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician.  Fueling […]

Dangers of Dyes in Children’s Food

As of April, 2023, there are more than 10,000 chemicals allowed as additives to food in the US. These additives and preservatives are everywhere in our food system, and their […]