Transitioning to WFPB Toolkit
This Toolkit offers guidance for individuals interested in transitioning to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, addressing a range of issues and offering sensible, factual guidance with reference to links to more information. The Toolkit is also a valuable resource for Group Leaders in the Pod Network to use when supporting individuals who are making the transition. It includes information on how to address questions about transitioning, and contains several info sheets that Group Leaders can download and bring to each meeting to give to new members.
If you are considering making the transition to a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet this Action Sheet is for you! Created for the individual, it is focused on great sources of information, ways to broaden your knowledge, tips for engaging with others and steps for initiating change.
You may find you want to share the news about your transition to a WFPB diet with friends, a conversation which can be difficult to navigate. When discussing this topic, consider these suggestions and tips.
A suggested outline of a Pod meeting designed to welcome family, friends and neighbors, and introduce them to a WFPB diet.
Tips for grocery shopping, restocking the pantry, fridge and more!
When you are new to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle, shopping for groceries may seem difficult, especially if some of the ingredients or products are unfamiliar. This info sheet outlines many common food products found in WFPB recipes – most of which can be purchased at chain grocery stores.
Answers to many of the questions and myths you may hear about protein and plant-based diets.
Why no oil? Eating meals that contain no oil can have positive health benefits, especially for people struggling with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Cooking plant-based meals that contain no oil may seem daunting at first. This Info Sheet has been crafted to help you make this adjustment seamlessly.
Interesting facts and statistics to support the scientific foundation of a WFPB diet, useful to refer to in your discussions with others. Please download the Powerpoint provided under “Multimedia Tools” if you’d like to present this information to a group!
Information about the various program options that are available for taking the next step, including immersion/travel seminars, educational courses and summits for deepening your knowledge.
A fun game that can be played by new and veteran Pod members to help facilitate healthy habits and lasting behavior change.
It can be incredible to learn that a whole food, plant-based diet can both improve your health and save you money. Check out these ideas for low-cost healthy food shopping and consider what works best for you.
Explains PPC’s culinary philosophy and what it means to be “PlantPure.”
Check out these additional resources, including links to recommended sites and more!
Skill Sheet: Creating Digital Designs on Canva – Canva is a free graphic design software service that allows you to create digital designs for both web and print use. If you are interested in designing flyers, info cards, social media images, brochure, and more, Canva is a valuable and useful tool. This guide will show you how to set up an account and get started with a basic design.
We request that you review this Skill Sheet before accessing the templates via Canva which we have designed for your use. Please make a copy and save as a new item before you begin, otherwise you might change the “original” template. When you visit the following links, you will be taken to Canva’s website:
Disclaimer: The information shared by PlantPure Communities (PPC) is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you are on medication and are changing to a whole food, plant-based diet, you should discuss with your healthcare provider the changes that you are making in your diet and how these changes may require an adjustment in medication dosage. It is important that you work with your doctor to monitor your condition and medication dosage during your change of dietary practices.
In Drs. Douglas Lisle and Alan Goldhamer’s book, “The Pleasure Trap,” the authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses, and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.
Ellen Jaffe Jones’ book “Eat Vegan on $4 a day” is another great resource that speaks to the benefits of a WFPB diet as well as a game plan for the budget conscious.
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