Shifting to a sustainable diet is one of the simplest ways we can lighten our climate impact. The Electrolux Food Foundation has collated the latest research on the topic to launch Replate.
“Greenhouse gases, biodiversity and obesity are three global issues we all can address every mealtime. It’s time to rethink food choices and what we put on our plate and we want Replate.com to be an informative and easy-to-use guide,” says Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation.
What is Replate?
It’s a website that encourages a rethink of food choices to make a positive difference to the health of our bodies and that of our planet.
Global awareness about food and its impact on the planet has amplified in recent years. There’s a lot of information readily available but the science of it can be complicated.
Replate helps those interested in or even new to the topic of sustainable eating and cooking to effortlessly access facts, stats and need-to-knows from credible sources including EAT-Lancet and WWF.
The site has opened its doors to its first exhibition, with the theme ‘Eat More Plants,’ which explores the colorful variety of a plant-based diet through science, inspirational people stories, tips and recipes. It explains the no-meat myth and offers five hands-on-tips that answer the question: ‘So, what can I do?’ – to eat more sustainably.
“We’ll continue to develop dynamic content in line with the upcoming themes of ‘Waste Less Food’ and ‘Try New Things’. Ultimately, it’s a one-stop-shop that answers questions and provides inspiration in our bid to make sustainable eating the preferred choice,” Mellstig adds.
The site also includes content from the foundation’s partners – Worldchefs, a dynamic global network of more than 100 chef associations, and AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led organization.
Why the Electrolux Food Foundation?
The Electrolux Food Foundation has created Replate as a complement to its existing educational and community-based training programs that focus on sustainable eating. Food Heroes is a workshop designed to make kids think about what they eat and where food comes from while Like a Chef is a culinary course for the underprivileged and unemployed.
The addition of Replate, as a permanent and expanding source of facts and practical information, widens the audience exposed to and ready to act on the foundation’s mission – to inspire more sustainable food choices among consumers and professionals.