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Movie Night: Plant Pure Nation

  • Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Street Southeast Rochester, MN, 55904 United States (map)

The “PlantPure Nation” is a documentary following “Forks Over Knives” to show the challenges of gaining support from political parties to recognize the health benefits of a diet composed primarily of fruits, vegetables and legumes. Despite the disappointment, Nelson Campbell, son of Colin Campbell, decided to promote Whole Food, Plant-based diet through a 10-day “Jump Starts” pilot project in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. Many of the participants were raised on southern comfort foods such as meat, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, but they were able to see the proven results from the diet changed to plant based. Can a nationwide health revolution actually begin in a town as rural and small as Mebane? This movie also explores the topical issues of the small family farmer, food deserts, modern medicine and the challenges of getting plant-based nutrition included in the political process.

To promote a healthy community, Lotus Health Foundation and the medical team at Rochester Clinic, would like to make this a practical learning opportunity in the community. Healthy food samples and simple cooking demonstration will be offered prior to the movie showing. We also will open Q&A for audience to interact with the medical team.

Dr. Jengyu Lai and Mei Liu are certified Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) facilitators who have been hosting the CHIP education program in the community, college, and corporate to improve people’s quality of life. Some of the volunteers from this growing CHIP community also will be sharing their encouraging experiences in this transformation.