Plant Based Discussion Panel, Potluck, Group Hike and More!


Plant Based Diet Panel Discussion

Tuesday, January 23rd
5:30pm to 7pm
Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus


Have you been wanting to learn more about a plant-based diet and its health benefits? Do you want to take control of your health, gain energy, lose weight, and feel better? If yes, we hope you can join us for a Plant Based Diet Panel discussion on January 23!

We have four incredible speakers who will discuss the health benefits of a plant-based diet and touch on some of the frequently asked questions about following a plant-based diet!
*Kristi Artz, MD, Board certified Emergency Medicine physician and Physician Lead for the Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine Program, Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist through Tulane University, Certified Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University and Volunteer Physician Moderator for, Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

*Greg Stacey, MA, RD, Heart and Lung Transplant Dietitian

*Sheri Orlekoski, BS HCSA, RN, Registered Nurse in Stroke Rehabilitation, Founder of Plant Powered for Health Support Group, Certified Food For Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Certified in Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University

*Paul Chatlin, Founder & Chairman

*Moderator – Kaylee Swanson, MSB, Senior Foundation Specialist at Spectrum Health Foundation, Volunteer at Plant Based Roots

Whether you are already plant-based or want to learn more about how to eat more plants, we hope you can join us!

January 23 from 5:30pm to 7pm at Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus in the East Auditorium located at 100 Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

The event and parking are free. Please park in Ramp 7 located at the northeast corner of Michigan and Coit Ave.

Contact Kaylee Swanson: for more information

SHARE-SHARE-SHARE!! Facebook Invitation HERE!



The award-winning film Forks Over Knives examined how a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

For the first time ever, we will be streaming Forks Over Knives free, all weekend long January 26–28, 2018. Click the link below to gain access: 



Plant Powered for Health Potluck and Meeting

Wednesday February 7th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!

Our friend and group member Nikki Rankin went on adventure to the True North Health Clinic in Santa Rose California! At our next meeting, she’ll tell us about her experience with the experts!




EcoTrek Fitness expert Cari Draft will join us to lead us in some simple stretches and warmups! We are going to learn about upcoming Plant Powered EcoTrek adventures to get us moving!



Food For Life Instructor and Registered Nurse Sheri Orlekoski will lead a hot topic discussion about different types of fasting, and explore what the benefits and risks associated with ketogenic diets!

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions?

If you aren’t sure what to bring, see the Facebook invitation for ideas or just bring yourself!

Facebook Invitation HERE!



Let’s get moving friends!

We’re going to have Plant Powered EcoTrek adventures in West Michigan!

We’re teaming up with Cari Draft for some outdoor walks/hikes/adventures. Get your body moving, breathe the fresh air and continue our support of each other toward vibrant health!

Thurs Feb 8th 6pm @ Richmond Park EcoTrek workout, $10 per person.


RSVP and reserve your space by Paypal today!

Richmond Park Facebook invitation: CLICK HERE 

PS-Sheri’s Birthday is Feb 10th, and for her birthday, she is requesting your presence as a great birthday present!

Other upcoming events:

Sun Feb 11th 1pm @ Coast Guard Park (Ferrysberg) EcoTrek workout, $10 per person  Facebook invitation: CLICK HERE

Sat March 24th 9am @ Johnson Park EcoTrek workout, $10 per person (date tentative)

Let’s DO IT!



In the Grand Rapids Area
– Other locations noted in parenthesis-

Save the Dates!

Snip20160904_12*Tuesday, January 23rd 5:30-7:00pm: Plant Based Diet Panel Discussion at Spectrum Health!  Facebook Invitation HERE, and please contact Kaylee Swanson for more information!

FOK*Friday-Sunday January 26th-28th (Online):  Forks Over Knives free streaming watch & win event!


Snip20160904_12*Wednesday, February 7th, 6-8pm:    Plant Powered for Health potluck and meeting Facebook invitation HERE!


Snip20160904_12*Thurs, Feb 8th, 6-7:15pm:  Plant Powered EcoTrek Adventure at Richmond Park! Facebook invitation HERE!

Snip20160904_12*Sun, Feb 11th, 1:00-2:15pm (Ferrysberg):  Plant Powered EcoTrek Adventure -Coast Guard Park! Facebook invitation HERE!

Snip20160904_12*Monday, Feb 12th, 4:00-8:00pm (TENTATIVE):  Pieology-Meet Up and Eat Up Fundraiser!  Eat delicious pizza and salad while helping to support our group! Mix and mingle with friends too!  What a great deal!  Facebook invitation HERE!

f35c43e5-ce10-4788-a35f-87602e203fdb*Monday, Feb 19th, 5:45pm (Holland):  Meatless Monday Vegan/vegetarian, but a few WFPB no oil people attend.  Info HERE!


e09099ca-86f9-4325-87a5-fb68dc86f9af*Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm:  PBNSG presents Dr. Robert Ostfeld and Tim Kaufman (Fat Man Rants)!  Details coming to


Snip20160904_12*Wednesday, March 7th, 6-8pm:    Plant Powered for Health potluck and meeting!
More to come!!! More food meet ups, and fun coming up!  Join us for our February meeting to plan!!
Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.   Questions?  Email:

Would you like to be a financial supporter in any amount?  We appreciate all help big or small!

Can’t wait to see you!

Food, Friends, Science and Support!


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