PBFA Debuts Plant-Based Grab-n-Go at National Restaurant Association Show

With nearly one-third of consumers actively consuming more plant-based foods and identifying as “flexitarian,” there is an incredible opportunity for food service providers to offer more plant-based options … but the question is how?

We are excited to share that PBFA debuted a solution at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago this past weekend. The Power Plant is the first of its kind a grab-n-go concept that offers a turn-key solution to meet the high demand for plant-based foods on college campuses, in retail and food service retail spaces, airports, hospitals, and other destinations across the United States.

 

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Take Action: Groundbreaking Bill Aims to Increase Plant-Based Foods in California Schools

California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian of the 46th Assembly District recently introduced a groundbreaking bill, A.B. 479, dubbed the California Climate-Friendly Food Act, to incentivize K-12 public schools across the state to serve more plant-based foods.

The Plant Based Foods Association is highly supportive of this bill because it means we could increase access to plant-based meal options for six million students! By providing additional reimbursement to schools that serve a plant-based entrée or milk option, A.B. 479 will help level the playing field for plant-based foods in schools in California.

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Policy Win! California State-Run Facilities to Offer Plant-Based Options

In a landmark win for plant-based eaters, California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law S.B. 1138, legislation to require that state-licensed healthcare facilities and state prisons provide plant-based food options to patients and incarcerated individuals.

Thank you, Governor Brown, and (lead sponsor) state Senator Nancy Skinner for your leadership in ensuring those in state facilities have access to plant-based meals.

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Millennials flocking to plant-based restaurants

TopImageLeftThis article in the QSR (quick service restaurants) Magazine describes a survey finding that more than 60 percent of Millennials are consuming plant-based meats. The reporter notes: “With the number of plant based concepts like Native Foods and Veggie Grill steadily increasing, other operators are looking for ways to incorporate meat alternatives into their menus.” Read more