Eating Does It

Healing Ourselves and Our Planet with Food

by Kathryn Pollard, with Stacey Verardo

Eating Does It asserts that the most effective action a person can take to address the world’s most pressing problems: climate and disease, is to adopt a whole food plant-based diet. It emits the least greenhouse gas, uses the least amount of our limited resources, and is the most available tool we have to  heal and maintain health, both inside and out. This clear and accessible guide offers the big-picture climate science and health information people need to make transformative food choices for their well-being and the future of all of us. Just eating can do that!

Due out November 2023!

IN THE NEWS: State College woman plans ‘sassy party guide’ to spread the word about nutrition and climate

Advance Praise:

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry; best-selling author (The China Study, Whole): “A book on animal agriculture and global warning ought to rank high priority for everyone. With Kathy Pollard, extraordinary plant-based nutritionist married to a climatologist, the book is a needed addition to the conversation on a timely topic.

James Cromwell, Oscar-nominated actor and activist: “This simple guide is incredibly important and timely. It’s now or never. The public needs to be informed and given a clear call to action to preserve our planet, as this book does.”

Julianna Hever, MS., RD, CPT, celebrity plant-based dietitian: “Climate Party! is an easily digestible guide to change the world. Eating a plant-based diet is the single greatest action you can take to protect the planet and your own health and Kathy Pollard lays out the blueprint for maximum success.”  

Brian Wendel, executive producer of Forks Over Knives, the film that became a movement: “I am happy to support this book that shares the life-saving vision of FOK”— healing people and the climate through whole food plant-based nutrition.”

Stacey Verardo, PhD, professor, department of atmospheric, oceanic, and earth sciences, George Mason University. “Pollard scribed a deep dive into the nexus of food and climate. It’s a delicious must read! I intend to incorporate it into my paleoclimate class.”

My dear friend and collaborator Stacey sent me a spice box inspired by each regional chapter of the Eating Does It book – the most thoughtful birthday gift ever!
SD Party Poster - Webster's Bookstore
Early Evolution of the Book, Before Name Upgrade!
Climate Party! Poster – Webster’s Bookstore!

Get ready to change the daunting conversation over climate change into FUN, with solutions to curb your personal planet impact through your own habits, largely the food you eat. We’ll serve up cuisine from regions around the world, with a savory side of  better health, and an optional dessert of weight management!  Warning – you may get in some unintended planet science, not even on the menu!

Watch for Kathy and Stacey’s upcoming book, Eating Does It. It’s the sustainable guide for great food and saving the planet at the same time!

L.A. Diner!

My first beautiful plate that closes Chapter 1 of the book, artfully prep

ared and photographed by MariaYoungPhotography.

  • All American Bean-Burger
  • Baked Fries
  • Vanilla Cashew Shake
  • Black Bean Brownie

Get the recipes by clicking on the SIGN-UP button here or above-right!

Rising Seas

Here’s a fascinating website,, with stark visualizations of potential sea-level rise around big cities. You can explore the world with their interactive maps! We’re using them as models in the upcoming Climate Party! book – each chapter will open with a map, and another stunning visual to whet your appetite for saving the planet. Stay tuned!

Professor Hockey Stick

Check out this article about Professor Michael Mann and the reaction he got from his published “hockey stick” graph indicating how our planet has warmed since the Industrial Revolution. His story and research is featured in the upcoming