Whole Foods Market recently held a film premiere of the documentary “Forks Over Knives” at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. Proceeds from the film were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Farm Youth Initiative.
Forks Over Knives is about how diet can alter the course of common diseases found in America. The film chronicles patients who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and the whole foods plant-based diet approach that doctors use to treat their ailments.
After the film, there was a panel discussion with Rip Esselstyn, one of the leads in the film; Executive Producer Brian Wendel; Dr. Neal Barnard; and Alana Sugar, a certified nutritionist.