Food-as-Medicine Leader Forks Over Knives Joins Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable to Empower Healthier Living

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine today announced that Forks Over Knives has joined its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable. Forks Over Knives is a leading global multimedia brand in food and health, built around the award-winning 2011 feature documentary film by the same name.

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The film Forks Over Knives was revolutionary in launching awareness of the powerful efficacy of food as medicine into our culture.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the addition of Forks Over Knives to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of individuals and organizations whose collective vision is sustainable human health, a sustainable healthcare system and a sustainable world.

Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. As science has shown, chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by making one change that requires no prescription and is accessible to all: leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.

That message was the driving force behind the 2011 documentary film, Forks Over Knives, which launched a food-as-medicine revolution, establishing it as one of the most influential documentaries of our time. The film set out to demonstrate how a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes makes all the difference when it comes to good health. To date, millions of people have watched the film, which received rave reviews from medical experts and entertainment critics alike.

Today its core businesses are a meal planner, a line of plant-based food products and an online cooking school as well as four best-selling books, a top-rated mobile app, a magazine and a website that is one of the most popular health and wellness destinations on the web.

“The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is a leader in a movement that will transform healthcare,” said Brian Wendel, President and Founder of Forks Over Knives. “We are excited, and honored, to partner with ACLM in its efforts to help doctors, patients and others address the diet and lifestyle issues that are often the cause of chronic diseases.”

“A predominantly whole food, plant-based diet is the evidence-based foundation of Lifestyle Medicine,” said ACLM President George Guthrie, MD, MPH, FACLM. “The film Forks Over Knives was revolutionary in launching awareness of the powerful efficacy of food as medicine into our culture. We are honored to have the organization as part of our growing Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable.”

The Corporate Roundtable of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine convenes healthcare and lifestyle thought leaders, with a keen focus on the power of Lifestyle Medicine to transform health and healthcare. Roundtable members explore effective Lifestyle Medicine clinical applications, strategies for accelerating reimbursement and adoption and analysis of potential business-related opportunities. The Roundtable launched in 2015 and has grown to include over 25 active member organizations.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent.

More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Join today at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.

ABOUT FORKS OVER KNIVES: Forks Over Knives is a leading global multimedia brand in food and health, built around an award-winning 2011 feature documentary film. The brand focuses on empowering people to live healthier lives by providing the resources and tools to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle convenient and enjoyable. Its core businesses are a meal planner, a line of plant-based food products, and an online cooking school. Forks Over Knives also has four best-selling books, a top-rated mobile app, a magazine, and a website that is one of the most popular health and wellness destinations on the web.

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