JOIN Plant Pure Nation!
A new grassroots movement is starting across the USA to bring the message of plant based nutrition to people everywhere! Learn how to become a part of the Plant Pure Nation movement!
From the producer of Forks Over Knives, the documentary film PlantPure Nation captures the inspiring story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. When industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell’s oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. Check out the trailer below and visit the Plant Pure Nation website for more information about this wonderful new movement!
ATTEND A SCREENING WITH DR. T COLIN CAMPBELL & SON NELSON CAMPBELL!
A national bus tour will be touring across the USA to preview the Plant Pure Nation feature-length documentary film at local theaters. Activities will include book signings, rallies and community engagement to celebrate the benefits of a plant-based diet.
HELP BRING THE FILM TO MORE CITIES ACROSS AMERICA BY SUPPORTING THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Join with PlantPure Nation’s Kickstarter campaign to raise marketing and outreach funds to bring the documentary to even more cities than currently planned. Their goal is to bring the message of plant-based nutrition to Main Street America and your support will help this vision become a reality. Some of the rewards of supporting the campaign include a unique download key to watch the documentary at home, and a DVD copy of PlantPure Nation.
PURHCASE A COPY OF THE NEW PLANT PURE NATION COOKBOOK!
Kim Campbell’s companion cookbook to the PlantPure Nation documentary is now available!
The PlantPure Nation Cookbook shares more than 150 plant-based recipes, along with tips, tricks, and grocery lists for people interested in a whole food, plant-based diet. And with behind-the-scenes details from the PlantPure Nation film, this cookbook is a must-have for inspiring healthful eating in your home.
Click here to learn more about the book and where you can purchase it!
GET TO KNOW PLANT PURE NATION COOKBOOK AUTHOR, KIM CAMPBELL
Our partner Ben Bella Vegan had the opportunity to interview the author Kim Campbell about the Plant Pure Nation movement and cookbook.
BenBella Vegan: Tell us a bit about the PlantPure Nation movement.
Kim Campbell: Our country is experiencing a crisis in health care. Yet, most chronic diseases are entirely preventable, and in many cases even reversible. The goal of PlantPure Nation is to create national awareness around the whole food, plant-based diet. We are using the film, and a grassroots organizational and financial strategy after the film, to help organize a movement around this powerful idea of plant-based nutrition. Our mantra is that knowledge is freedom.
BBV: You’ve had a busy year with PlantPure Nation! Do you have any tips for staying balanced and healthy when life gets hectic?
KC: Sleeping well, exercising daily, staying hydrated, and eating fresh, healthy plant-based foods is our secret to staying on track both physically and mentally. We do not eat out often, so being on the road where we must find healthy food three times a day is a huge challenge. We have gotten very good at simply asking for plant-based options, and packing travel bags with plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, dips, and whole grains. I have been known to make sandwiches in the car while also passing out fruit and nuts for snacking. I personally feel that going long periods without food and getting ravenously hungry is the first step to dietary disaster. That is when our tendency is to grab anything and overeat. Snacking on healthy plant food is something we do all the time in our family, especially when traveling.
BBV: As a mom, can you give us your top tips for helping kids transition to a plant-based lifestyle?
KC: My kids never transitioned since they were raised on this diet from the beginning. However, I have watched and advised many families who are making this transition.
Kids are just like adults when it comes to cravings, eating patterns, and trying new things. It’s much easier to make the change when the entire family is doing it. Parents and adults in the household are the best models for the children. Try a variety of vegetables adding new things to your diet weekly. I remember when my kids were young, we used to try a new vegetable every week that we had never eaten before (sometimes I had to venture to the Asian market to get something very unusual). I like to make food a bit of an adventure. I also recommend making food familiar by using recipes that can be “veganized” by removing dairy and meat and adding beans, tofu, nuts, and wholesome grains. My cookbook contains many recipes that are traditional and familiar since I discovered long ago familiarity is important when transitioning to a whole foods, plant-based diet. I personally love to veganize recipes and make them taste even better than the original recipe.
BBV: Along the same lines, any advice for helping teenagers navigate social situations?
KC: Teenagers often become passionate about this diet when they understand the health, environmental, and factory farming issues that go along with this diet. The implications for their world and its future are enormous. I find young people are full of compassion and ideas—that is why I loved teaching in the public schools. If young people truly understand the issues, they usually embrace this message quickly. Once that happens, they will find all sorts of ways to navigate social situations.
My own children went through their teen years bringing interesting dishes to social parties or simply eating around the meat. They packed their own lunches as they entered middle and high school and I don’t remember other kids giving them a hard time about what they ate. In fact, I specifically remember one occasion when my son asked for two pieces of carrot cake so he could give one to his friend. At parties and gatherings they removed the cheese from pizza, ordered bean burritos, and chose sorbets instead of yogurt. It wasn’t always easy for them, but they felt strongly about their dietary habits and beliefs. I think having a strong conviction along with creative ways to eat around the standard American diet is essential.
BBV: Party season is coming up with graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and summer festivities. What are your go-to party foods?
KC: In the summertime, we like to enjoy the delicious fresh fruits and berries that are made available through farmers markets and local farmers. We love to add frozen bananas to berries and make delicious ice cream parfaits. I also tend to bring a variety of salad dressings and veggie trays since everyone loves the simplicity of raw veggies. Never underestimate the fun of really great dressings! I make dressings weekly, which is always a sure fire way to get my kids to eat lots of raw veggies. At home, I make different flavored hummus recipes and other dips from my cookbook. Not only do we use them as dips, but also as sandwich/wrap fillers. Another “special” party food is spring rolls, which are simple to make, loaded with fresh vegetables, and can be dipped in one of my homemade dressings.
BBV: Besides PlantPure Nation, of course, what are some of your favorite films? And your favorite movie snacks?
KC: I truly love Forks Over Knives so that is probably one of my favorite “nutrition” films. However, when I was teaching, I always loved to show my classroom Super Size Me since it is a real eye opener for young people when they see the detrimental effects of fast food. My other favorite documentary is Food, Inc., which tells the truth about the food industry and farms in America. Students are always shocked when they learn the truth. My last job was teaching high school science and these three movies definitely made students passionate about the topics I care so much about.
As far as movie snacks, I’m a popcorn lover. I like old-fashioned popcorn with some garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and nutritional yeast.
BBV: What are you most looking forward to about the upcoming PlantPure national tour?
KC: We have such a wonderful team traveling together: Karen and Colin Campbell, Patty and John Corry, and Nelson and myself. There is so much discussion about nutrition, politics, history, film, and the direction of health in this country, so our meal time conversations are never dull! We are also meeting so many passionate people interested in spreading this health message in their communities. I believe this country is full of passionate, caring, and kind people. Thank you to everyone who is out there spreading this message and supporting PlantPure Nation. I only wish our children were with us to see and experience this passion and excitement. I will miss all three of them this month!
BBV: Thanks, Kim, for your inspiring words!