About PAN USA
The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) empowers health professionals, individuals and communities with evidence-based knowledge that whole food, plant-based nutrition promotes health and prevents and treats disease.
PAN USA is the U.S. office of PAN International and is focused on the following core strategic priorities. See our Strategic Plan to learn more.
Nutrition for Families
PAN’s Nutrition for Families program supports health professionals and families, in both the U.S. and globally, on the health benefits of a plant-based diet from pregnancy through infancy, childhood, and adolescence, with a particular focus on the first 1,000 days – pregnancy and the first two years of life.
We are committed to supporting physicians, medical students, other health professionals, and the public by providing free and accessible resources advancing scientific understanding of the role of whole food, plant-based nutrition in promoting health and preventing and treating disease.
Generating resources from multiple sources is critical to support PAN’s programs and capacity growth globally. Our focus is on developing relationships with new and existing supporters interested in funding health and diet change.
About PAN International
The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) is a global charity established in Germany in 2018 to serve as the international medical network implementing plant-based nutrition in healthcare. PAN’s mission is to eliminate diet-related deaths globally. By making nutrition a core part of healthcare and by engaging health professionals in efforts toward healthy and sustainable food environments, PAN is advancing food transformation needed to mitigate the global health crises of chronic disease, climate change and pandemic risk:
Nutrition and Individual Health
Nutrition and Planetary Health
The effects of rising global temperature pose growing threats, including more frequent natural disasters, food and water scarcity, rising sea levels, and civil conflicts. Prioritizing plant-based nutrition is more sustainable for the planet, and critical for addressing the climate crisis.
Nutrition and Pandemic Risk
Growing from its global headquarters in Germany, PAN has established national branches in countries around the world – including Israel, South Africa and across Europe – and is initiating programs in India and Brazil, as well as a collaboration in China.
An engaging online learning platform, the PAN Academy offers free, on-demand educational courses and video lessons for medical students, physicians and healthcare professionals.