How can we get food service providers and institutions to add plant-based foods on the menu?


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About Reducetarian Summit

The Reducetarian Summit took place September 27-30th, 2018 in Los Angeles. The goal of the Reducetarian Summit is to bring together people and perspectives from all corners of the world to explore strategies and tactics for reducing societal consumption of animal products and ending factory farming.  The theme of this year’s conference was “action”: in addition to several moderated panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats, emphasis was placed on skills building workshops and curated networking opportunities.

Why You Should Listen

During this year’s Reducetarian Summit, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel called “Transforming Food Service” that focused on how can we encourage food service providers and institutions to promote and incorporate more plant-based foods on the menu.

This engaging conversation featured expert panelists: Kristie Middleton from The Humane Society of the United States,  who you might remember from episode 55 of the podcast, Kim Huskey from Google, Audrey Lawson-Sanchez of Balanced, a public health and nutrition advocacy organization campaigning for healthier menus in schools, hospitals, and other critical institutions, and Sebastian Joy from ProVeg International, a food awareness organization with the goal of leading efforts to reduce global meat consumption by 50% by 2040.

During the panel, each expert explains their organization’s approach to promoting meat reduction and the strategies they each use, in addition to sharing success stories. There is also a Q&A portion where the panelists address questions from audience members.

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