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Forks Over Knives Advanced Screening Series

By Monica Cravotta, December 31, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Monica Cravotta

We’re so excited to let you know that, due to popular demand, the advance screenings of the groundbreaking new feature film Forks Over Knives will continue in the New Year. This film puts to the test the premise that food is medicine and presents compelling evidence suggesting that diseases like heart disease and diabetes can be prevented – and in many cases reversed – through a whole food, plant-based diet. Here’s the trailer:

The movie features Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., M.D., author of Reversing Heart Disease and member of the Whole Foods Market medical advisory board and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study. Healthy Eating partner Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet, makes an appearance as well, and asserts why real men eat plants. This film is a powerful introduction to Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here education programs and supports our Engine 2 message of eating plantstrong™.

Forks Over KnivesYou may recall that last fall, Engine 2’s Rip worked with Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating Specialists to host a series of pre-screening Forks Over Knives events in select cities around the country. Screening events took place in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Nashville, Chicago, Fort Collins, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. And, true to the spirit of Whole Foods Market, every event was different from the last, offering a unique experience for the audience and exposure to different Engine 2 recipes and Health Starts Here prepared food menu items at the pre-movie receptions. One thing remained consistent throughout all the screenings – enormous public interest and sold out events with waiting lists.

Leading up to the nation-wide public release on March 11th, the Rip road-show with Whole Foods Market sponsored screenings of Forks Over Knives will continue.  Please join us if you’re close to any of these planned events!

  • January 12, Austin
  • January 18, St. Louis
  • January 19, Atlanta
  • January 27, Cleveland
  • February 8, Ann Arbor
  • February 13, Boston

Whole Foods Market screening events will continue in the spring in New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, Vancouver, Northern California, Florida, and more. Event RSVPs will become available within a few weeks of each scheduled screening and will be advertised on your local store's page on the Whole Foods Market web site as well as www.forksoverknives.com. Were you lucky enough to attend one of the early events? If so, what did you think?

Category: Healthy Eating




M. B. Winslow says ...
I have been saying this for a long time! As of January 2, I am going on a completely natural and organic routine. I am going to prove that health issues and aging can be reversed through a whole food, plant-based diet. Will RSVP to your event as it gets closer to St. Louis. Thank you! Will be in your store on January 2 to replace my groceries with healthful items!
12/31/2010 3:07:30 PM CST
Timothy Smith says ...
Wow. Thank You Thank You Thank You for the inspiring video preview. I had heard about it yet had not seen the trailer. I hope films like this open peoples eyes to the possibility of You are what you eat.
12/31/2010 6:17:13 PM CST
Lisa Markley says ...
How can I get a pre-screening event scheduled in Kansas City? Sincerely, Lisa Markley, MS, RD Healthy Eating Specialist Whole Foods Market - Metcalf
01/01/2011 5:05:33 PM CST
stephen says ...
In the 2nd line below the video it says: "Healthy Eating partner Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet, makes an appearance as well, and asserts why real mean eat plants." I'm assuming it should say "real MEN" and not real mean. Thanks.
01/01/2011 5:35:59 PM CST
Janet Handford says ...
If it gets screened in RI, I'll try to go.
01/02/2011 1:55:20 AM CST
MLL says ...
I went to the screening in Raleigh last fall. The movie is life-changing. I never knew that it was possible to reverse heart disease and damage to blood vessels simply by removing animal proteins from your diet. I've changed the way I eat since September and already I feel better and move better. I was a life-long meat eater...I'm still shocked that making this change was as easy as it was.
01/02/2011 8:18:49 AM CST
z says ...
Or.... the way I thought it was supposed to read was..."and asserts why real meanS, eat plants." Just an idea.
01/02/2011 10:09:48 AM CST
Roxie says ...
I don't think meat is the culprit here, or dairy. Where are the studies that eating a BALANCED DIET of ORGANIC Poultry, ORGANIC Grass FEED meat, Wild Caught Fish, and lots of Organic Veggies, fresh, and cooked, organic beans, Organic fruit, organic raw honey for sweetner, and Oraganic grains? And add in there RAW Organic cows milk and cheese or RAW organic Goat milk and cheese. I bet if there were a study on people who ate just organic, and a non-GMO diet the findings would be the same as people who ate just veggies, fruit, and grains. The culprit is JUNK FOOD, GMO's, too much starchy food, too much sugar, too much processed food, and foods with too much additives, and preservatives. That is the culprit! Once I changed my diet to bible type of diet that is all Organic, all non-GMO, and natural (organic grass feed, organic grain feed) and left out all the refined sugars, left out all the chemically treated grains, I lost 65lbs IN 6 MONTHS and now I am at the weight I was when I was 20 years ago! My high blood pressure went away, my cholestorol is perfect, my glucose is perfect (AND DIABETES RUNS IN MY FAMILY)! All people need to do is think common sense. Eat the way were were suppose to eat. No more MAN-MADE food. We need to eat food in it's natural state, and yes that means meat, and poultry , and eggs too!!! It has so much vitamins as long as it's organic and not man-tampered with! Our ancestors ate this way and they were healthier than us!
01/02/2011 5:31:48 PM CST
Ramona Boggins says ...
I wish food companies were held accountable 4 their criminal ingredients. It's not even real food. It's freaky, fake & fatal. Looking forward to seeing the movie.
01/02/2011 8:22:42 PM CST
paig292 says ...
Oops! Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed now.
01/03/2011 7:50:45 AM CST
Sarah says ...
What, no Chicago date??
01/03/2011 8:56:45 AM CST
Katherine says ...
I loved this movie - so inspiring to keep up my healthy plant-based diet. Thanks to all who were involved in making this movie - I can't wait for my friends and family to see it.
01/03/2011 1:18:41 PM CST
MW says ...
How about some screenings in SoCal?!
01/03/2011 1:43:37 PM CST
Marsha Estefan says ...
I hope this comes to San Antonio.
01/03/2011 2:29:32 PM CST
Kathie says ...
How about heading to the DFW area? Would love to attend!
01/03/2011 4:59:43 PM CST
Jack says ...
Would love to see this in Utah- Thankful you are apart of this-
01/03/2011 8:02:50 PM CST
Adam says ...
bought my screening ticket today! :)
01/03/2011 10:20:04 PM CST
Arps says ...
WFM will u have a screening in Dallas?
01/04/2011 8:52:12 PM CST
Kerra Gazerro Hanson says ...
I agree with a previous post. We have 3 Whole Foods in RI and I would love to see a screening there. Boston is a bit of a hike.
01/05/2011 5:25:51 AM CST
Judith Bishop says ...
When is it coming to Canada?
01/05/2011 10:02:18 AM CST
TLM says ...
I was never aware of events in Philly. Can you please do more screenings here, or in the suburbs?
01/05/2011 10:13:30 AM CST
PAT WOODLEY says ...
How can we get a screening in Orlando?? Thanks Pat
01/05/2011 10:33:53 AM CST
Julie says ...
I would love to see a screening planned in the Kansas City area.
01/05/2011 11:23:07 PM CST
Ester Nanez says ...
Please have a screening in Farmington, NM or Durango, CO. ASAP We don't have a Whole Foods here so I would drive to Alb., NM if necessary.
01/07/2011 1:45:27 AM CST
Larissa D says ...
I'm excited to see a documentary based on The China Study! When will this become available on DVD for purchase??
01/10/2011 12:45:44 PM CST