With childhood obesity, disease, depression and anxiety on the rise, two women are leading the charge to not only raise awareness about the problems and the solutions, and they are also expanding global awareness about what families can do starting today.

Carrie Bruno and Meryl Fury are on a mission to get children healthy with their program, 6 Million Seeds and http://www.PBNM.org

Upcoming events

Full list of events at http://www.pbnm.org/events/

September 27, 2022 Power Up Your Kids …. with Jane and Ann Esselstyn
Preparing children for school to inform them of healthy food options. Cooking demo and Q&A with Jane and Ann. Not to be missed. Visit http://www.PBNM.org for full details

December 3-6, 2022 Decade of Excellence in Childhood Nutrition
Visit https://pbnm.org/events/ for these, and many other, events. Most are 100% FREE.


Episode highlights

02:51 Meryl’s decision to go plant based (at 15 years old)
05:00 From pharmacist to plant-based advocate… Carrie’s story
07:50 eCornell Certification and Board Member
09:00 www.PBNM.org is born
10:50 The shocking truth regarding children’s health…or lack thereof
12:45 6 Million Seeds Designed to Raise Awareness about children’s health crisis while providing solutions
16:10 Changing the narrative around “no money in health”
18:15 Meryl and Carrie become Plant Based Healthy Eating influencers… how did it happen so quickly?
23:30 Educating parents to the benefits of eating WFPB – Whole Food Plant Based
25:50 The link between what we eat and violence, anxiety, fear and depression

About Carrie Bruno

After spending over a decade studying and practicing pharmacy, Carrie felt she had all the tools necessary to educate people on how to manage their chronic illnesses…until she started learning about plant-based nutrition. Adopting a whole food plant-based diet was just the start of her plant-based journey. It led Carrie to become passionate about learning as much as possible about embracing a healthier lifestyle.

From there, she obtained the plant-based nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Shortly after that, she learned about Plant Based Nutrition Movement (PBNM) and was invited to become a board member. Involvement in PBNM eventually led to the creation of the 6 Million Seeds project.

Carrie is also certified in Lifestyle Medicine through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Carrie’s goal is to use all she has learned to truly help people prevent, treat and even reverse chronic illnesses rather than just manage them.

About Meryl A. Fury, MS, RN

Meryl started her plant-based journey at age 15. After years of studying nursing, human health, meditation, and personal transformation, Meryl realized that eating only plants was the healthiest option for her. This awareness fires Meryl’s passion to make a difference for people and planet through whole food plant-based (WFPB) eating.

A member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Meryl has her master’s degree in Nursing and holds certificates from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in Plant-Based Nutrition, and from Rouxbe Online Culinary School, Fork Over Knives Plant-Based Cuisine.

She is on the Board of Directors of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is CEO of Plant Based Nutrition Movement (https://pbnm.org/). She leads monthly plant-based sharing and support groups online. Meryl is also a Food for Life Instructor and Co-Host of 6 Million Seeds Podcast.