If you're someone who really needs support to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, then the jumpstart experience is for you!
Building off of the jumpstart modeldeveloped by PlantPure Communities, these intensive programs lasting from 10 days to a full month are designed to support a cohort of people to make a complete dietary transition. They provide nutrition education, mentorship, meals, and/or meal preparation demonstrations. Where possible, before-and-after biometric measurements are taken to show improvements to weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and more.
This fall we present two jumpstart programs in NYC: a 21-day program in the Upper West Side and a 10-day program in Astoria. Please read below for details!
Manhattan: The 21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart Returns!
August 19, 2019 We are pleased to announce that Plant Powered Metro New York and Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan have opened registration for our third round of a community-based wellness project -- the 21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart -- supporting community members in diving into a healthy plant-based lifestyle, learning new skills and habits, and demonstrating real health impact. The 21 days will begin Sunday, October 27, 2019, and programming runs through November 20th.
The jumpstart program includes:
Nutrition education with practicing local plant-based clinicians
Clear dietary instructions with pantry planning tips and recipes
Cooking classes in the JCC culinary center with a trained chef
Basic before-and-after biometric testing
Medical oversight by a licensed physician, board-certified in lifestyle medicine
Mentorship provided by passionate individuals who are living a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and knowledgeable about healthy eating
Queens: 10-Day Jumpstart at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!
September 5, 2019 Following on the heels of our summer health empowerment series at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in Astoria, Plant Powered Metro New York and church leaders are pleased to present an informal 10-day jumpstart program -- a chance for community members to fully commit to whole food, plant-based nutrition. Jumpstarts give you the structure and motivation to try on new behaviors and habits, while experimenting with meal plans and adapting flavor preferences.
This program will kick off on Wednesday, October 30, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. That evening, participants will have an opportunity to take basic pre-program health measurements with local clinicians. PPMNY will provide guidelines and meal preparation ideas, as well as mentorship by local Queens residents. Participants may choose to prepare their own meals and/or purchase whole food, plant-based meals from PlantPure to help them through the duration of the program. At the end of the ten days, there will be an opportunity to take post-program health measurements, and jumpstarters are invited to work with their personal physicians to track additional before-and-after biometrics.
PPMNY mentor Enrica Sacca with a JCC jumpstart participant, February 2019
"I really enjoyed your program because it provided all the tools to make a transition to a healthier lifestyle. The great support, education, wonderful cooking classes all made a big difference. It really works. I had lab work done after the program and saw an improvement in my lipid profile. Even though they had previously been within the normal range, there was a drop of 10 points. I also lost 5 lbs and am happy to say that I am still following a plant-based lifestyle."
"Just after I completed the 21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart, I had a major surgery scheduled. I felt great going into it -- a lot of mental clarity. And I wasn't so scaredto have the surgery because I knew I was taking care of my body. My recovery time was really quick. Within two weeks I was ready to get active again. My surgeon was amazed and said she wishes that everyone would eat this way to promote their healing."
"Thank you for bringing this wonderful program to the JCC. I was thrilled to be a Jumpstart participant. I have begun to learn a new language, new food groups, kitchen skills, and delicious recipes, and I got to meet and know new friends. I am impressed by the superb organization and clear, concise flow of information regarding the introduction of this program -- from the handouts to the kitchen demonstrations which started and ended on time! Everyone is so inspiring and supportive, and there is such a joyful camaraderie. I couldn’t be more delighted and grateful, so thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"I think the program was a great success. We felt supported throughout and appreciated our mentors, the webinars, the cooking classes, and all the recipes. I intend tocontinue with this lifestyle, so I am grateful for your thoughtful and comprehensive jumpstart."
"I thought undertaking the whole food, plant-based lifestyle would be difficult. Instead, I was able to make the transition easily, with no cravings or frustration. I never felt hungry during the 21-day Jumpstart program, nor have I since then. I am content to cook meals and renounce the frequent snacks I used to have."
"Initial labs done last week by my primary physician were really good. It is amazing to see such great progress in such a short period of time."
"The support, education, friendliness provided by the team made the transition easier. Thank you very much."
Plant Powered Metro New York is catalyzing the local movement for vibrant health through whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition. We are an independent member organization of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network.