Monday, 14 February 2011

Ex McDonalds Execs Help One World Day Goal

You can tell this is the year of the Rabbit can't you. Well can't you? Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman, Oxford University, Leona Lewis, vegan cupcakes in Disneyland, and now 2 ex McDonalds executives helping to set a One World Day new world record for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles with a new healthier, sustainable - ish fast food chain

With help of celebrity Vegan Chef Tal Ronnen LYFE Kitchen hopes to have 250 locations within the next 5 years.

Banker Stephen Sidwell and CEO Mike Roberts believe that 50% of the market are hungry and ready for healthier, more sustainably produced fast foods - first one planned to open this summer

Friday, 11 February 2011

Football Boss Bans Beef, Burgers, Sausages + Pies

Football Boss Bans Beef Burgers, Sausages and Pies from Football Stadium: In another step closer to the World Record attempt for meat free sustainable and healthy diets vegan Football boss, Ecotricity's Dale Vince has taken beef off the menu at his football club Forest Green Rovers

Monday, 7 February 2011

Telegraph Journalist Vet Eats Plants

For the entire month of February, I'm a vegan carnivore – Telegraph Blogs:

For the whole of February an ex Vet writes for the Telegraph as he follows in Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman, Dennis Kuchinich and Mike Tyson's footsteps and gives up meat and dairy for a month.

We wish Pete Wedderburn luck and thank him for helping us get closer to our target of a record number of people following a healthier more sustainable lifestyle by 1:11:11 One World Day

Walters TV Special on Celebrity Heart Attacks

Walters corrals stars to talk about heart surgery - The Dallas Morning News:

It comes as no surprise that the legendarily competitive Barbara Walters was able to land former President Bill Clinton , David Letterman, Robin Williams and Regis Philbin for her ABC News special.
The selling point was what tied all the celebrities — Walters included — together: their open heart surgeries

Each guest agreed to talk about his experience. Clinton, the former Big Mac president, revealed that he's now practically a vegan eating a predominantly plantarian diet

Clinton said, he had been trying to lose weight and was sticking to a diet heavy on fruits, grains and vegetables.

He has another incentive now to keep healthy.
“That's my next goal,” he told her. “I want to hang around here to have grandchildren.”

Oprah & 378 Staff give up meat

When Oprah and 378 Staffers Went Vegan: The One-Week Challenge -

Find out what happened when Oprah and 378 of her staff adopted a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for a week.

With Kathy Freston and Michael Pollan

Vegan Cupcakes in Disneyland Orlando

Vegan Baby Cakes NYC™ Replace McDonalds in Disneyland

So are you sitting comfortably? Clinton, Steve WynnOprah, Oxford University, and Disneyland!! Yes now Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has replaced a McDonalds with a Vegan Cupcake shop.

OK so cupcakes aren't the healthiest food in the world but Erin McKenna at NYC's Babycakes does her best to make them as healthy as a cupcake possibly could be whilst still tasting fantastic.

Another step closer to a world record in 2011 for healthy and sustainable Plantarian living.

One you, one body, one life, one planet , one world, one day - One World Day

Thursday, 3 February 2011

USDA / HHS Agree - More Plantarian foods!

USDA and HHS Announce New Dietary Guidelines to Help Americans Make Healthier Food Choices and Confront Obesity Epidemic: More fuel to support adoption of a Plantarian diet and help towards the One World Day goal of setting a world record for plant based eating

In the 7th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans , it states Vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes

However speaking from her London Clinic in Harley Street yesterday, leading UK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston said "The new guidelines from the United States Government Department of Health and Human Services are a good step forward but don't go far enough"

"The governments of the world need to have the courage to admit that it's not just eating more fruit and vegetables that's important it's eating less meat and dairy too, especially intensively farmed animal produce"

"We are typically over fed but under-nourished in the west - the last thing most of us need in our diets is more saturated animal fat. To suggest we need more low fat cheese in our diet is misleading. A product marked 50% reduced fat is still adding saturated animal fat to our diet instead of essential fats. Cheddar typically has 80% of it's calories as fat so it's also very calorific. We don't need more dairy, as well as fat it has natural bovine hormones that we don't need either. It's two potentially redeeming cited nutrients are vitamin b12 and vitamin D , but as dairy cows are increasingly kept out of the sun in an antibacterial protected industrial environment the likelihood of useful amounts of these 2 vitamins is also questionable."

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
Because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, the 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity.
“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are being released at a time when the majority of adults and one in three children is overweight or obese and this is a crisis that we can no longer ignore,” said Secretary Vilsack. “These new and improved dietary recommendations give individuals the information to make thoughtful choices of healthier foods in the right portions and to complement those choices with physical activity. The bottom line is that most Americans need to trim our waistlines to reduce the risk of developing diet-related chronic disease. Improving our eating habits is not only good for every individual and family, but also for our country.”
The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans focus on balancing calories with physical activity, and encourage Americans to consume more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood, and to consume less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined grains.
“Helping Americans incorporate these guidelines into their everyday lives is important to improving the overall health of the American people,” said HHS Secretary Sebelius. “The new Dietary Guidelines provide concrete action steps to help people live healthier, more physically active and longer lives.”
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include 23 Key Recommendations for the general population and six additional Key Recommendations for specific population groups, such as women who are pregnant. Key Recommendations are the most important messages within the Guidelines in terms of their implications for improving public health. The recommendations are intended as an integrated set of advice to achieve an overall healthy eating pattern. To get the full benefit, all Americans should carry out the Dietary Guidelines recommendations in their entirety.
More consumer-friendly advice and tools, including a next generation Food Pyramid, will be released by USDA and HHS in the coming months. Below is a preview of some of the tips that will be provided to help consumers translate the Dietary Guidelines into their everyday lives:
  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  • Avoid oversized portions.
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
The guidelines include the following:
"Vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes -- lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure."

USDA and HHS have conducted this latest review of the scientific literature, and have developed and issued the 7th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a joint effort that is mandated by Congress. The Guidelines form the basis of nutrition education programs, Federal nutrition assistance programs such as school meals programs and Meals on Wheels programs for seniors, and dietary advice provided by health professionals.
The Dietary Guidelines, based on the most sound scientific information, provide authoritative advice for people 2 years and older about how proper dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
The Dietary Guidelines aid policymakers in designing and implementing nutrition-related programs. They also provide education and health professionals, such as nutritionists, dietitians, and health educators with a compilation of the latest science-based recommendations. A table with key consumer behaviors and potential strategies for professionals to use in implementing the Dietary Guidelines is included in the appendix.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines is available at