We are excited to launch our second 21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart program, hosted once again by Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. The 21 days begin June 2nd and programming runs through June 26th, designed to support community members in diving into a healthy plant-based lifestyle, learning new skills and habits, and demonstrating real health impact. Take a look at the results of our February jumpstart to get a sense of the impact.
The jumpstart program includes:
Clear dietary instructions with pantry planning tips and recipes
Cooking classes in the JCC culinary center
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
"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 scared to 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 to continue 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.