“Isn’t vegan food expensive?”
“Will my kids get enough protein?”
“I don’t know if my family will like it…”
Do your conversations about veganism go something like this? Brian Stafford encountered questions like these and more in Denver, Colorado, where animal agriculture represents a significant part of the economy. But, he’s also observed a genuine interest in plant-based eating, even from people who had concerns or weren’t sure how to begin.
Brian works at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). Out of curiosity, he collected data to gauge whether his colleagues were interested in learning about plant-based eating. Based on his results, he created Plant-Based Power Up, a workplace program that shares resources such as recipes and peer-reviewed studies, as well as informational sessions with a Food For Life Instructor and curriculum from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The outcome? Participants had productive conversations and positive experiences about plant-based eating. They acquired the knowledge and confidence to try easy recipes at home that the whole family can love.