About Kristie Middleton
Kristie Middleton is managing director of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States and the author of MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time. She’s a sought-after speaker and thought leader on plant-based eating. Middleton has partnered with the nation’s biggest school districts including Los Angeles, Detroit, and Boston and major food companies to implement plant-based initiatives such as Meatless Monday. Her work has been covered by national media, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
She’s a co-founder and board member of East Bay Animal Political Action Committee and serves as an advisor to Clear Current Capital and Seattle Food Tech.
Why You Should Listen
Kristie Middleton is managing director of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, or the HSUS, and working with food service providers in schools is a big part of her job.
In this interview, Kristie and I get into:
- The growing demand for plant-based foods in the food service space.
- How schools, hospitals, the military and other public and private institutions can help cut their carbon footprint and save money by dedicating one plant-based meal a week to their menus.
- Chef training programs and initiatives the HSUS has developed over the years to make it easy for any major food purveyor to start serving delicious plant-based meals in their cafeterias.
While you may have never considered the positive impact that one meatless meal can have, when you hear more about what Kristie is doing to get more plant-based options into food service companies across the U.S., you will start to believe the days of mystery meat in school lunches are certainly numbered.
People/Companies/Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Humane Society of the United States
- Meatless Monday
- Los Angeles Unified School District meatless meals
- Earth Balance
- Hampton Creek (JUST)
- Menus of Change