Changing the way the world eats

"A plant-based diet is one of the most powerful ways to affect human health and the health of the planet."

About PAN

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

Comprehensive research by top experts in nutrition and health suggests that a healthy diet consists of at least 90% plants1 when dairy is replaced by calcium-enriched soy milk substitutes, considered an equivalent to dairy by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.3

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?

Absolutely! A healthy diet can be achieved based on plants, including vegetarian and vegan diets. Plant-based diets are appropriate for all life stages, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, and during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.5 We’ll show you how!

How does your diet impact the planet?

The most comprehensive research on human health and environmental sustainability shows a healthy diet is plant-based

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

Support your health and the health of the planet with a plant-based diet!