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PCRM was presented an award by Chinese social media platform Weibo during 2018’s ‘V Influence Summit’ in Beijing.
The award follows a national Chinese tour by PCRM program specialist Jia Xu, Ph.D., who gave talks about the power of a plant-based diet to prevent certain diseases. “With rising meat consumption in China – and rising rates of diet-related diseases – it’s a more important message now than ever,” Dr. Xu said.
Plant-based in China
“The Physicians Committee offers various programs throughout China to spread the message of plant-based diets for disease prevention, including lecture tours at medical schools, hospitals, businesses, and other venues,” said a statement by PCRM. “This July, the Physicians Committee lectured to more than 19,000 people in 15 cities.
“The Physicians Committee also offers a free Mandarin-language 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program and mobile app. The Kickstart program helps people transition to a plant-based diet with daily recipes, cooking videos, a ready-made shopping list, and nutrition information.
“The Chinese Kickstart program also has a presence on Weibo, which allows Physicians Committee staff to connect with people throughout China to share health news, infographics, nutrition fact sheets, recipes, tips, and more.”