Plant-Based Nutrition Movement
September, 2019 Newsletter

due to weather forecast / EVENT REPLACED

New date is Wednesday, October 2 in Schaumburg. 
See below for details!

Potluck Date: Wednesday, October 2, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Covenant Church of Schaumburg/Wellspring Church
301 N Meacham Road, Schaumburg

Come gather with us as we celebrate the success of our first year and enjoy the great food and one another's company. No matter where you’re at in your journey toward healthier eating, we’re excited to share our passion for WFPB eating and how it fuels our bodies and minds. This is a potluck, too, and all our dishes should be whole food plant-based with no added oil. If you need help with ideas of what to bring, or recipes, you'll find plenty of ideas here! Oh, and bring your recipe (or at least a list of ingredients) with you. We'll have plastic covers for them all. 
For Event Details and to Register, Click Here

Food for Thought
by Meryl Fury, MS, RN
PBNM President, CEO

Happy Harvesting Season to All!

It is the time of year when we see some of the best produce at the farmers markets. In September, pumpkins are ripening in the fields. This season's crops of apples and pears arrive in the produce departments at the local grocery stores. The colors and smells of sun-ripened fruits and vegetables are so vibrant they can almost overwhelm the senses.

September (and all year round, really) is also a time to be aware that there are many without enough healthy foods to eat. As we start the slide into the holiday feasting season, we are reminded that, yes, malnutrition exists in the US. Here, however, it doesn't look like starving children with swollen bellies and sunken eyes, the way it looks in some war-torn or drought-stricken countries. In the United States, malnutrition manifests itself as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Here, malnutrition can be the result of conscious choice or financial, emotional, physical, or even geographical circumstances.   (read more...)

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Think a delicious, healthy alternative to traditional burgers is Beyond your reach, or an Impossible dream? Think again!

Media is buzzing about "meat alternatives," and while they do offer the benefits of being better for the environment and certainly animal agriculture, their impact on human health leaves much to be desired. Read more about that here.

But take heart. That's no reason not to enjoy a great burger! Here is one of our very favorites! (adapted from VeganRicha)
Dr Steven Lome and PBNM members took a stand in front of McDonald's corporate headquarters in Chicago to ask them to break up with bacon! We were proud to support PCRM in letting McDonald's and passers by know that bacon, and other processed meats, are now known to cause cancer! Check out Dr Lome's brief message - loud and clear - that not only is this something we should not be eating, we certainly should not be feeding this food to our children.
PBNM Proudly Participated in PCRM's - Kickstart Chicago
What a phenomenal event this was! This PCRM event in Chicago was a kickstart to introduce the powerful benefits of plant-based nutrition to heal and to make that information available to as many people as possible.

In addition to the powerful presentation given by Dr Steven Lome, we were honored also that two of our Board of Directors members were also asked to speak. Shown here with PCRM President, Dr Neal Barnard, are, left to right, Stefanie Ignoffo and Sherry Shrallow. Stefanie gave a lively cooking demo and shared her family's journey (resulting in 250 collective pounds lost, along with many health benefits) and Sherry shared her harrowing near-fatal heart attack and how plant-based nutrition both saved and changed her life. 

Stop By and Bring Your Friends!

We will be joining with others concerned about healthy nutrition, the environment, and animal welfare and to help spread the word! Our focus, of course, is on the powerful benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition. We're proud of that focus, and equally proud that it aligns so well with other critical issues of our day - the climate crisis, environmental protection, animal welfare, and world hunger!

Stop by our booth (we will be indoors) to say hi, and by all means bring your friends and family! We want to meet them, too!
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The Power of Plant-Based Eating Food Summit at Loyola!!!
October 4th & 5th (Friday & Saturday)

Speaking at this 2 day event are: 
Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Dr. Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest
Dr. Baxter Montgomery of Montgomery Health & Wellness

Fee is just $25 for the 2 Day Event and includes parking, meals, and event materials. For detailed information, including detailed agenda for the event, click here.

To register, click here.
To register for the Food Summit, Click Here
Pre-order your own copy of  ...
GAME CHANGERS due for release on iTunes October 1

Incredible documentary about meat, protein, and strength

September 16 turned out to be a fabulous day! It marked the global release of the amazing documentary film, Game Changers, and groups of people met throughout the area to watch. Over 50 gathered before the movie at the Lincolnshire theater for a pre-release potluck which was amazing!!! The gathering was held at the beautiful 444Social in Lincolnshire, right next door to the theater. Looking for a fabulous rental home? We highly recommend you check them out!


PBNM is now an Amazon Smile Charity

For those of you who make purchases on Amazon, here is a very simple way for you to support PBNM with every purchase you make. It costs you nothing additional, but with each purchase you make, a small portion of that payment is donated to!  Simply use our Amazon Smile link! And THANK YOU for your support!


Classes are just beginning, and we've created a map on our website to show you generally where they will be...some will be in a person's home, some will be in other venues. So stay tuned!

Visit our website to watch our list of classes grow!  

Chicago PBNM Groups 

Several PBNM Group Meetings have begun, and new ones are due to begin shortly. Click this MAP for an overview of current and additional PBNM Group Meetings coming soon.
There are several others as well where we have leaders, but location is still undetermined. So stay tuned!

Currently Active Groups


The PBNM Schaumburg Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Wellspring Church (Covenant Church of Schaumburg) located at 301 N Meacham Road, Schaumburg, and is led by health and fitness advocates, Marcy & Steve Pritzen.  Here's a link to the map.

The PBNM Aurora (Hispanic) Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Rush Copley Heart Institute located at 2088 Ogden Avenue in Aurora and is led by nurse practitioner, Esparanza Roman.  Here's a link to the map.
The PBNM Plainfield Group generally meets on the Last Sunday of every month at 4:00 pm at the Plainfield Congregational Church located at 24020 W Fraser Rd, Plainfield, IL and is led by Health Enthusiast, Craig Theimer,  Here's a link to the map

Imperfect Produce is a great way to get delicious produce delivered to your doorstep at generally 30% below store prices (yes, YOU choose which produce you want and how much of it, and you can change your choices from week to week), and support PBNM in the process. From now through October 27, Imperfect Produce will donate $10 to PBNM for each NEW ORDER they receive using the Promo Code PBNM at checkout. To place your order, simply go to Imperfect Produce. 
Click to Sign Up and be sure to use Promo Code PBNM
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Find Upcoming PBNM Events

Our calendars, which may be found at page as well as on Meetup, are the best places to keep abreast of PBNM activities. PBNM Group Meetings and PBNM Cooking Classes (both of which are just getting started), as well as other events, are readily found on our calendars. Check them out, and we hope to see you!
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Be sure to Bookmark our Events section on your device so you can always know what's coming up!

As these events also appear our our Meetup Group, by all means join us there.  This way you can sign up for events and be notified of any changes.
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