Physicians Association for Nutrition
Our mission is to raise awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle that may help prevent and even treat the most common diseases and illnesses in society.
PAN aims to place nutrition at the forefront of treatment, preventative care and health in general. We create cooperation between healthcare professionals and nutrition experts while satisfying an ever-growing need for knowledge and tools in this field.
Whole food plant-based diets
Today, some of the leading recommendations by the Israeli Ministry of Health and other healthcare organizations, including the World Health Organization, emphasise whole food plant-based diets. The guidelines from the Israeli Ministry of Health are based on the Mediterranean Diet which consists mostly of plants. These guidelines were derived from findings of multiple studies that point to the many health benefits of this dietary pattern, as well as the environmental, social, and financial benefits.
Reduce consumption of these foods
Along with promoting an overall healthy diet, PAN advocates minimizing the consumption of animal products and replacing them with health-providing plant-based whole foods, plus reducing the consumption of foods that have been found to diminish one’s health, such as ultra-processed foods and sugary beverages.
Increase consumption of these foods
PAN’s core principle is to promote healthy nutrition which relies mostly on plant-based whole foods. Emphasizing these highly nutritious foods in your diet is related to improved health, and reduces the risk of diseases and complications stemming from cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, cancer and more.
Ronnie Hasson, M.Sc. RD
Dietitian and health promoter, B.Sc. and M.Sc. in nutrition science from the Hebrew University.
Dr. Saar Ben Zion
Graduate of School of Medicine and Public Health Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Completed an internship in medicine at Soroka Hospital.
Dr. Avishai Keren M.D
Graduate of the School of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Owner of an independent clinic at the Maccabi doctors' house in Bnei Brak.
Dr. Liron Berkovich Ph.D
Holds a Ph.D. in medical sciences, a cancer researcher.
Dr. Gil Cogan M.D
Graduated from the Technion with a degree in medicine, later completed an internship in family medicine, and currently work as a family physician.
Dr. Efrat Suraqui M.D
A rehabilitative physician at Hadassah Mount Scopus, a graduate of medical studies at the Hebrew University.