Chicagoland – Connect with us on Meetup

Hey, Chicagoland! We invite you to join our Meetup – and feel free to join in on any events that are of interest to you! The events on our Meetup Calendar are very assorted and include such things as:

Educational/support type groups (most are “voluntary potlucks” where participants are encouraged to bring a whole food plant-based no oil dish to pass. Bringing a dish is generally not required, but serves to both give participants some “practice” at preparing a WFPB-NO dish, but also to introduce a variety of delicious foods to other participants
Cooking Classes
Educational speakers
Documentary film screenings
Health immersions
…and more
While most of the events on our Meetup Calendar are events, we are also pleased to help expose our members to events hosted by others, but which are aligned with our specific objective, which is, of course, to provide our members with as much useful information and as many resources as possible about the power of a whole food plant-based dietary pattern to promote optimal health. Such events will indicate who is actually conducting the event.

PBNM PlantPure Jumpstart

The Plant Based Nutrition movement would like to share with the community one of the many initiatives of the group called “Jumpstarts”. As seen in the well known documentary PlantPure Nation which can be viewed free online here, a jumpstart brings healthy plant based meals into underserved communities or those with high rates of chronic diseases and then documents the dramatic health impact they have in a short period of time.

The PBNM has applied for its first grant throught the PlantPure Oasis Jumpstart program. This initiative through PBNM is spearheaded by Sandra Meister, A Registered Dietitian with the School-based “Tomcat” Health Center at East Aurora High School (EAHS) in IL.

She attended the very first Plant Based Nutrition Movement meetup in May and was introduced to Dr. Steven Lome for the first time. She was captivated by the details of his health journey as a Cardiologist, initially focused on fixing hearts through procedures and medication to promoting heart disease prevention through nourishing plant-based whole foods.