VegNews Daily

Veganism Makes a Big Difference in a Small Town

Dublin, OH tips the scales in the right direction by implementing vegan diets and cooking classes in their employee wellness program.

Residents of Dublin, OH decided to fight back against the city’s rising health care costs by implementing stress management counseling, financial initiatives and fitness training, but despite its best efforts, the health care costs of the Midwestern city’s 370 employees continued to rise. So Dublin infused veganism into its wellness program with lectures from plant-based health experts and cruelty-free cooking tutorials. After eight weeks, the percentage of hypertensive participants dropped from 20 to 3.7, they lost an average of 10.5 pounds, and reliance on medication was significantly reduced. “I definitely feel a lot better,” says one participant on forksoverknives.com. “I don’t want to put nasty junk that makes me feel bad into my body. I want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible.”

 Comments

First Vegan Food Truck to Open in Houston, TX

Kickstarter campaign helps launch the city's first vegan eatery on wheels.
Read More »

Wall Street Journal: Why the Price of Meat is Skyrocketing

Need one more reason to go vegetarian? The cost of meat continues to rise.
Read More »

Isa Chandra Moskowitz Opens Vegan Restaurant

Modern comfort food awaits at the new all-vegan eatery in Omaha, NE.
Read More »

Frozen Yogurt Chain Adds Vegan Soy-Based Option

Popular frozen yogurt shop introduces Yo Soy Vanilla at all 44 locations.
Read More »

New Study Shows Organic is Better Than Conventional

Is organically grown food really worth the price tag? A new study says "yes."
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »