Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet

Promoting easy and impactful ways to reduce our collective foodprint

In the Bay Area, food is one of the biggest contributors to the average person’s carbon footprint, fueling climate change. Acterra’s Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Program works together with local Bay Area communities to promote two easy and impactful ways to reduce our collective foodprint: 1) Adopting a more plant-forward lifestyle and 2) reducing the amount of wasted food. 

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With Climate Change,
Your Food Choices Matter!

Eating food that comes mainly from plants is not only healthier for your body, but healthier for the planet. If you are new to eating plant-based, try a plant-forward diet. 

A plant-forward diet adds more fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to your plate while also de-emphasizing meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy product portions should be limited, if they are on your plate at all. Over time, even avoiding meat one day a week (e.g. Meatless Monday) or opting to go vegan before 6 pm daily can make a huge difference.

Meatless Monday Recipes

Promote Low-Carbon Food Choices

Become a Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Ambassador

As an ambassador you will promote healthy food and a clean environment in your community. You will guide discussions, drive engagement, post resources and tips, and create an environment where people of all backgrounds and dietary choices come together and feel welcome.


    See what people in the community have to say.

    The Meatless Meat Up was a fun, educational and worthwhile event.
    I was grateful and excited that I was able to move from the waitlist to the attendee list. I learned about induction cooking, how to cook plant substitutes for meat, about commercial meat alternatives, and about cookbooks that will make cooking tasty and healthy meals without real meat easier.
    Program Participant
    It's affordable and tasty. More please!
    Events like this do a great job showing the public it is easy and possible to eat vegan without a lot of effort.
    Project Participant
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