March 7, 2023

Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on health benefits of plant power; register by March 20

Plant-powered diets continue to gain popularity for their health benefits, as noted in EveryDay Health’s article “9 Scientific Benefits of Following a Plant-Based Diet.” Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, will lead a Healthy Boiler workshop on the health benefits of plant-forward nutrition. The workshop, Plant Power, takes place from noon to 1 p.m. ET on March 21 and benefits the physical health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program.  

According to Bloom, plant-powered diets provide many health benefits. Individuals who reduce the amount of meat they eat have less risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Additionally, there are numerous health benefits of including more whole plant foods (fruit, vegetables, beans and whole grains) into a diet.

“During the workshop, we’ll explore these health benefits as well as the different styles of eating associated with plant-powered diets, such as vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, plant-forward and plant-based,” Bloom said. “We’ll discuss recipe ideas, easy swaps and debunk some of the myths associated with this way of eating, like not getting enough protein or calcium. Ultimately, I want attendees to come away feeling empowered to make small steps toward eating more plants.”

Those interested in attending should register by March 20 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link is under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s home page. Hover over the “Plant Power” square and hit “Submit” to register.

Healthy Boiler workshops are free for benefits-eligible employees and dependents.

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