Forward Food

Moving Animal-Free Proteins into the Mainstream


Are you interested in eating more plant-based foods? Would you like help and inspiration in choosing foods that are better for animals, our environment and your health? Our Forward Food program offers a wealth of information and resources for individuals and families who want to add more plant-based foods to their diets. Below, you will find delicious recipes, video cooking tutorials, and more!

Why Plant-Based?

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Animal Welfare

Choosing to eat plant-based is an ethical decision against the unnecessary suffering of trillions of sentient creatures around the world.

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According to the UN FAO, livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.

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Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and other plant-based foods play a key role in preventing many debilitating and chronic illnesses.

Transitioning Toward Plant-Based Living

Our plant-based resources and delicious recipes are available to everyone, for free. We hope you will find this information useful and share it with friends, family, colleagues and anyone else interested in eating more plant-based foods.

Transforming Food Service

Our Forward Food campaign was started to make plant-based eating easier for people across Canada. Since 2017, we have worked with some of the largest food distributors in the nation to make alternative proteins more available to consumers.

In this program, our team helps companies put plant-based foods at the center of the plate, improving sustainability, health, food costs and animal welfare. We offer culinary training, menu development assistance, recipes, educational materials and help with marketing and promotion, all free of charge.

In return, we ask the institutions and businesses we work with to sign the Forward Food pledge to make their menus at least 20% more plant-based.

How-To Recipe Videos

Pledge Signees

We are proud to work with the following food service operations to implement the Forward Food pledge:

Become a Plant-Based Ambassador

Help call for compassionate meal choices across the country.

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Plant-Based Recipes

Whether you’re new to plant-based cooking or a seasoned pro, these Forward Food recipes are delicious and compassionate.

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Plant-Based Transition Tips

Choosing plant-based foods is a compassionate choice for animals, the environment and your health.