Minimizing Pesticides

EWG's 2024 Dirty Dozen/Clean 15

Every year since 2004, EWG has released its report listing the fruits and vegetables that are the most heavily laden with pesticides and which have the least amount of pesticide residue. This guide helps us make better choices in the produce department.

Talking with Reyka, Part 1

Talking with Reyka

We all come to it eventually. Whether we begin eating plant-based for our health or for the planet, at some point we realize our beyond-human relatives deserve our respect and compassion. We learn that we are more deeply connected than we might think.

Framingham Heart Study

The year was 1944.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was planning for the Allied landing at Normandy.  Around the same time, out of concern from his daughter, the President admitted himself to Bethesda Naval Hospital in March of 1945 for a second opinion.

Identity and Nutrition

We all have labels that are part of our identity. Some of those labels we choose for ourselves and some we don’t. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I chose to spend many years studying and working to earn that label. However, sometimes the dietitian label makes me look very different to some people than how I see myself. For example, a very common misconception is that dietitians are part of the “food police” meaning we are watching and judging what other people eat.

February is All About the Heart

Welcome to American Heart Month! Two dates in February referencing the heart come to mind. American Heart Month is a time we focus on love by celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to a nice restaurant for dinner or fixing a special dinner at home or giving gifts of chocolates or sweet treats to our sweeties. Love is in the air!

The World of Citrus

Winter is in full swing here in Wisconsin. Temperatures have plummeted, snow covers the landscape, and most fields lie dormant. Since many people in this area can’t grow their produce given the climate this time of year, finding local, fresh produce is more challenging.

Anti-Oxidants –  A Health Powerhouse

We have all heard Hippocrates’ quote “Let Food Be Thy Medicine – and Medicine by Thy Food,” but what does that really mean?  Let’s look at just one example of food as medicine – antioxidants. We’ll soon see why Hippocrates’ quote from 400 BC is timeless.

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.

Practicing Grace During the Holidays

One holiday down and one to go. This Thanksgiving was a little different for my husband and me. Rather than cooking our vegan Thanksgiving dinner, my husband suggested ordering two Thanksgiving dinners in advance from a vegan restaurant in town to take to my sister’s house. I have always cooked our holiday meals.

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.”