A stunning new program is coming to Sacramento’s Food Bank starting in August. A 60-day program, coordinated by John Robbins’ EarthSave, will teach underprivileged people about how plant-based nutrition can improve their health and will provide fresh produce (a rarity in food banks) and whole grains to the participants. John McDougall, Rick Esselstyn, Jeff Novick, and other plant-based food experts will participate in Meals for Health, and a major university will publish a study on the results afterwards.
What better way to spread the message than to work with those whose health has deteriorated primarily because of the food they (are essentially forced to) eat, and to document the changes. The program reminds me a bit of the Montessori method, which was created by Maria Montessori for the poorest students in the poorest slums in Italy, and which then raised those students to levels above their more privileged contemporaries. It will be exciting to watch this progress.
EarthSave intends to expand the program nationally after this trial period.
Watch the video and read more about it at the EarthSave website. You can also contribute to this great effort there.