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Welcome to Day 3 of the Global

15 Day Plant-Rich Diet Challenge!

image.pngTo support the PRD Challenge, the Wenatchee Wild and Town Toyota Center are offering plant-based menu items at their first two home games, October 21 & 22. Those who purchase these items can enter a free drawing for an air fryer sponsored by Wenatchee Confluence Rotary! 

Week 1 Breakfast Challenge – Eat a plant-based breakfast!


Plant-Based Recipe of the Day

Oatmeal Orange Pancakes

A quick, oil free, refined sugar free, delicious pancakes that might not even need syrup on top (but you can use some maple syrup, if you like!)


  • How-to Video

  • Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes

  • Total Time: 20 Minutes

  • Servings: 16

Fact for the Day: Biodiversity Loss

A report launched in February 2021 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Compassion in World Farming called “Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss” focuses on three actions that can combat the looming threats of biodiversity loss and climate change:


  1. Global dietary patterns need to move towards more plant-heavy diets.

  2. More land needs to be protected and set aside for nature. The greatest gains for biodiversity will occur when we preserve or restore whole ecosystems.

  3. We need to farm in a more nature-friendly, biodiversity-supporting way, limiting the use of inputs and replacing monoculture with polyculture farming practices. Dietary change is necessary to enable land to be returned to nature, and to allow widespread adoption of nature-friendly farming without increasing the pressure to convert natural land to agriculture.


Read the whole report here.   Watch: The Biggest Little Farm


Bonus Tip: Improved Health

Have you ever been inspired by the story of someone taking action to improve their health or reverse a disease? We sure have been, and that’s why we’re excited to share some real life health transformation stories with you below. As you’ll see, dietary change has the potential to dramatically improve our health. Forks Over Knives (now streaming for FREE) is an excellent documentary that explores this topic.

We hope you enjoy the inspirational and touching stories below:

1. (3 minutes) Eric reversed type 2 diabetes on a plant-based diet – and then his 80-year old mom with diabetes did the same and threw her insulin away!!!

2. (13 minutes) Josh lost 230 pounds on a plant-based diet and is now a passionate runner!

3. (3 minutes) Michelle reversed heart disease on a plant-based diet and now feels great every single day.

4. (40 minutes) John lost 90 pounds and significantly reduced his cholesterol on a plant-based diet – John’s story will touch your heart and resonate as he describes the struggles so many of us face.

5. (11 minutes) Tabitha reversed debilitating headaches on a plant-based diet and then rose to TikTok stardom by sharing with the world just how delicious plant-based foods can be!

6. (56 minutes) Dietary change helped Dr. Monica Aggarwal overcome rheumatoid arthritis and her personal experience has changed the way she practices medicine as a cardiologist.

7. (2 minutes) This family lost 250 pounds by adopting a plant-based diet together!

8. Enjoy more brief “Plant-Powered Transformation” videos HERE.

Speaker Series Day 3 – Chef Jeff Tritten and Marc Ramirez

From Obese BBQ chef to Healthy Vegan Chef + Tuscan Farro Cooking Demo.

And a message of hope – My Story of Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Long time restaurateur Chef Jeff Tritten, and former University of Michigan football player Marc Ramirez, team up in this presentation to share how to prepare a delicious plant-based meal, and their compelling stories of how their plant-based diets helped them reverse many serious illnesses. Jeff teaches healthy cooking classes and Marc is the founder of Chickpea and Bean, whose mission is to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, with a focus on medical students and underserved communities. 

That’s it for Day 3!  See you-same time,same place tomorrow!

The ESRAG Plant-Rich Diet Task Force

This task force resides under the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) and operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, nor controlled by, Rotary International.