Questioner. Creator. Plant-based eater.

Hi! 👋 I’m Mike. I’m drawing from my professional experience at digital health and food startups and my personal sustainability journey to create NutritionBenefits. I know how powerful plant-based eating can be for improving our health and healthcare system, reducing wasteful spending and environmental harm, and ending unnecessary suffering — and I’m frustrated we aren’t harnessing that power. Instead, we’re doing just the opposite…

Each year in the US, we spend tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize and proselytize disease-promoting foods. As a result, we eat more of those foods, feel worse in the short term, and develop largely preventable conditions like diabetes and heart disease in the long term. Meanwhile, each year employers spend over $13,000 per employee (and climbing) and our nation as a whole spends trillions insuring for and treating disease rather than preventing it. So, I’m creating NutritionBenefits to make plant-based eating easier so employees and employers alike can enjoy its benefits.

To kick things off, I’m seeking folks to sample NutritionBenefits and raising funds to fuel those samplings. Samplers and funders both get exclusive discounts on plant-based brands plus updates on our progress.

Interested in sampling, funding, or both? Awesome! Please check out the NutritionBenefits website or Ko-fi (fundraising) page and email with any questions.

Thanks for visiting!

✌️ Peace & Plants,
Mike Westcott

What I’m focusing on…

Creating: NutritionBenefits / People Eating Plants
Learning: Environmental impacts of food (Our World in Data is awesome!) / U-M Erb dual masters
Reading: How to Create a Vegan World / Walking on Water
Listening: Judah & the Lion / Plant-Powered People Podcast
Resting: Biking / Meditating / Uke-ing!

Connect: LinkedIn

Updated Oct 30, 2020

Thanks to Lyn White and Vegan Investors
for the quote and image.