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Why ECP and EWG are Teaming Up:
By expanding plant-based food choices within the military, the Department of Defense can help the U.S. reach its climate goals while allowing service members to reduce risks from chronic diseases such as heart disease. EWG has been pivotal in the adoption of this initiative and continues to urge its swift implementation while ECP provides the educational foundation to support the smooth transition and highlight the human and planetary health benefits it provides.
A recent survey by Plant Based News found that 52% of U.S. service members agreed or strongly agreed that plant-based foods are healthier and 23% were looking to reduce their animal intake. To help support the Secretary of Defense in expanding meal options for our service members, ECP and EWG have joined to develop the following resources:
Check our recipes for nutritious, delicious plant-based meals. EWG provides recipes from Stefanie Sacks, a Culinary Nutritionist and the author of “What the Fork Are You Eating?” Or see curated recipes from ECP’s Next-Steps Toolkit.