Changing the way the world eats
The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) is a science-based, fast-growing international health and medical nonprofit organization. With offices in 10 countries, PAN is driven to reduce diet-related diseases, reduce climate impact, and improve food systems around the world.
Effects of poor diet
In the United States:
- 74% of adults and 41% of youth are overweight or obese
- 90% of type 2 diabetics are overweight or obese
- 45% of adults and 1.3 million adolescents² have high blood pressure, a preventable risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease
Diet recommendations ARE plant-based
This estimate is similar to a healthy, nutritionally-adequate diet that follows the U.S. guidelines3 (when calcium-enriched soy milk replaces dairy) and many international recommendations on nutrition.4
Can you get adequate nutrition from a plant-based diet?
How does your diet impact the planet?
The most comprehensive research on human health and environmental sustainability shows a healthy diet is plant-based.¹
Eating more plants and fewer animal products – particularly meat and dairy – reduces animal suffering and use of natural resources. A plant-based diet is recommended as the best way to mitigate environmental damage and improve human health.1, 6-7