How to Solve the Obesity Epidemic
In an effort to urge government officials to take action and tackle
the rampant obesity epidemic in the US, doctors and dietitians led by
Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM), protested outside the White House with a
colorful 6-foot-high Power Plate food guide to highlight the federal
government’s refusal to consider a healthy alternative to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s confusing MyPyramid.
PCRM also delivered letters to President Obama and USDA Secretary Tom
Vilsack calling on them to replace MyPyramid with the Power Plate.
Earlier this month, PCRM sued the USDA and the Department of Health and
Human Services for ignoring a petition to replace MyPyramid with the
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Doctors Deliver Giant Power Plate to White House
to Protest Government Inaction to Obesity
It’s fantastic that responsible health practitioners speak up and not
only urge, but also educate our government officials on how to address
the obesity epidemic in our country. Hopefully, more people will realize
the powerful healing force of a plant-based diet.
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