A plant-forward style of eating is an easy and affordable way to promote health, reduce disease risk, and fuel physical and mental performance. Nutrient-rich plant foods can play a key role in any well-balanced eating pattern.
“Plant-forward is a style of cooking and eating that emphasizes plant-based foods but is not strictly limited to them. Meat may be included but it’s usually not the main feature of the meal.”
– American Heart Association
If you're dining at a military venue, look for Go for Green® labels to help you choose high-performance, plant-forward menu items.
Published on: September 15, 2022
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Culinary Institute of America. (2022). Plant-forward kitchen. Retrieved 9 August 2022 from https://www.plantforwardkitchen.org/overview
The Vegetarian Resource Group. (2022). Vegetarian nutrition. Retrieved 9 August 2022 from https://www.vrg.org/nutrition/