Information for Healthcare Providers


General Health

The Wonders of Walking (Video)

Take a walk through the benefits of walking. We'll discuss proper form, types of training, stretches and how to bust the barriers to starting and maintaining your walking program.


Sitting is the New Smoking (Video)

Sitting for extended periods has been found to be as dangerous to your health as smoking 11/2 packs of cigarettes a day. Sitting more than 6 hours/day can increase your risk of premature death by 40%. (Handouts)


Longevity and Health (Video)

Population data demonstrates there are regions around the world where people live productive lives well over 100 years. Science backs this data demonstrating a healthy diet rich in plants prevents disease and contributes to longevity. (Handouts)


Eating Healthy on a Budget (Video)

With just a little insight and a few tips, you can get the most out of your food budget to create healthy meals and snacks for the whole family. (Handouts)


Food as Medicine (Video)

Research outlines the role foods play in the development, prevention and reversal of many of today's chronic diseases. (Handouts)


Food As Medicine (Infographic)

Allie Rustin, Ally Miller, Andy Han and Whitney Martin, OHSU Campus for Rural Health students help us think about small dietary changes to improve our health with plant based food as medicine.  Worth a look to see how small changes can make difference!


Plant-Based Nutrition for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers(Video)

Learn how to practice plant-based diet safely when you're expecting or breastfeeding. Presentation and informational poster prepared by Ayda Ayob, B.S., Dietetic Intern with Oregon State University Extension Services. (Handouts)



Role of Healthcare Providers in Supporting a Plant-Based Die(Video)

Ayda Ayob, B.S., Dietetic Intern, highlights the importance of healthcare providers' support on the plant-based diet to improve health outcomes of the community.


A DASH Meal Plan for A Day (Brochure)
Cecile Steinbeck and Monique Barte, OHSU Campus for Rural Health students, share a colorful brochure about the DASH diet.  This diet can help control blood pressure.  Examples of daily servings, some simple meal planning tips, and additional references for more information are provided. 


A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent Heart Disease (Infographic)
Bailey Munger, dietetic intern, shares an easy-to-read infographic on how a plant-based diet can prevent heart disease. 



Plant-Based Diets Can Prevent & Reverse Disease (Infographic)
PBD for CVD: Plant-based diets can prevent and reverse heart disease, as outlined in this article for health professionals created by OSU dietetic intern Bailey Munger.


Support Healing After Surgery Through Food (Infographic)

Rita Somogyi, BA, Medical Student, Alexandria Webb, BS, Medical Student, McKayla Pollard, BS, Physician Assistant Student and Maggie Judd, BS, Physician Assistant Student introduce us to how to support the healing process after having surgery through food. 



Arresting Alzheimer's (Video)

Evidence suggests we can prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia with healthy lifestyle changes including a plant-based diet (Handouts)



Food and Mood (Video)

Nutrition plays a vital role in thinking, learning, memory, behavior and emotions. Foods provide compounds for making neurotransmitters and can positively or negatively influence mood, depending on your choices.(Handouts)




Food That Fights Cancer (Video)

Evidence suggests 40-55% of cancers can be attributed to dietary factors. Another 1/3 of cancer risk is attributed to co-morbidities like heart disease and diabetes. All these factors are modifiable with a healthy diet. (Handouts)



Diabetes Reversed (Video)

Research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and in many cases, reversed using a whole-food, plant-based diet. (Handouts)



Who's Pulling on Your Heart Strings?

Nutrition factors affecting your risk for heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease. (Handouts)



Say No To Disease (Video)

NO represents nitric oxide, a compound that signals arteries to relax and expand, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Since every tissue and organ in the body requires blood flow, nitric oxide plays a role in every health condition from cancer to heart disease, erectile dysfunction to stroke. Boost nitric oxide production using whole plant foods. (Handouts)


Plant-Based Diet "Elevator Speech"

Y. Landaverde, PA Student, OHSU Campus for Rural Health: WFPB Diet and Hypertension Elevator Speech).   This "elevator speech" about eating vegetables to help reduce high blood pressure is a great resource for busy clinicians and others who want to know more about the impact of vegetables in our diet and how they can help reduce hypertension. The information provides an easy way to start making important dietary changes to improve your health! (Elevator speech)



Lowering Cholesterol with Food (Video)

The foods you choose can either raise cholesterol and contribute to heart disease and diabetes or lower your risk. Find out which foods to reduce or eliminate, and how to fill your plate with cholesterol-lowering foods. (Handouts)



The Fire Within (Video)

Many of today's foods contribute to chronic inflammation which is a factor in the development of chronic disease. This video outlines the key players in an anti-inflammatory diet.(Handouts





Beans, Beans, The Magical Longevity Food

These tiny, unassuming morsels are filling and nutritious, and as a basis of a plant-based diet, good for the planet as well. All members of the legume family are full of nutrients, including copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, lysine, which is an essential amino acid, and lots of protein and fiber. And beans are packed with plant protein, with no saturated fat or cholesterol like that found in animal protein.