Facebook joins forces with vegan company to promote plant-based lifestyles

by | August 30, 2018

Tech giant, Facebook has launched a new pilot program with vegan company, Raise Vegan, Inc. to bring the classroom to parents, in a push to encourage raising children on plant-based diets. 

The new subscription-based groups that launched this week, are the virtual classrooms, run by experts in their fields of medical, nutrition and birth. Offering up continuous six-week courses through the Facebook app in partnership with Google and Apple.

 

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Vegan Company Raise Vegan, Inc. 

The vegan company that started just a year ago, is an all female-led team based in New York, with offices in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Seeing a much needed service for parents, they grew from just a few members, to millions of parents around the world in a matter of months. 

They issue the leading print and digital vegan parenting magazine worldwide, while hosting the largest private meet-up groups, and virtual chat groups supporting parents as they raise their families on plant-based diets. Raise Vegan has been working closely with Facebook developers since 2017, it was a natural progression to hosting the educational vegan groups for the tech giant. 

Twenty-five of the groups are in beta testing around the world, including a course run learning group to help educate parents on veganism from conception through to adulthood. Members can join the classrooms by being in the free private groups, such as Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting, and request to join from there. 

The $9.99 USD fee is charged to members Android or Apple accounts, and can be canceled at any time by simply removing yourself as a member. 

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 Credit:  Raise Vegan, Inc.  New Testing of nutrition led subscription group

The introduction of their first virtual classroom led by vegan nutrition experts and registered dietitians, Dahlia Marin and James Marin, a husband and wife team who own the vegan company ‘Married to Health‘,  describes how it will help parents be armed with expert information for raising vegan children, offer short masterclasses and provides daily interaction with experts to ask questions and gain knowledge. 

To find out more, join the free parenting group on Facebook, Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting

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Emma Williams

Associate Editor, USA | Contactable via emma@raisevegan.com

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8 Responses to “Facebook joins forces with vegan company to promote plant-based lifestyles”

  1. Beth Fredette
    August 30th, 2018 @ 6:19 pm

    Yay!

  2. christel
    August 31st, 2018 @ 12:42 am

    Wonderful news

  3. Mark Wilson
    September 1st, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

    Feeding a child no animal foods will seriously delay and compromise it’s development http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4493900/Trendy-vegan-diets-wreck-child-s-health.html

  4. amanda
    September 1st, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

    Oh dear, having raised himsef beyond the herd through his intelligence, he is now working to take everyone back to gorilladom. Man is an Omnivore.

  5. GuntherL
    September 2nd, 2018 @ 12:20 pm

    Yes! More meat for sane people!

  6. sab
    September 3rd, 2018 @ 12:42 pm

    big ag trying so hard.

  7. Steven Kenyon
    September 3rd, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    A loaf of bread kills more animals than a steak ever will. We just need to get away from the feedlot and get the animals back out on well managed grass. Cattle can be good for our environment …. If managed right. The cattle industry gets a lot of bad publicity by environmentalists vegans and vegetarians. Most of this is due to the feedlot industry which I am not a part of, nor do I agree with feedlots in principle. But, cattle, well managed on pasture can be a tremendous benefit to the environment. The grain industry is much more detrimental to our environment. They destroy biodiversity with their bulldozers, monocultures and chemicals. Which is all promoted and pushed by big industry. A good grass farmer creates biodiversity. Enhances polycultures and protects riparian areas. This is the only management that is sustainable. And we need livestock as tools to manage it. Going vegan or vegetarian only encourages the grain industry that destroys all of this. In addition, grass fed meat is much healthier.

    Let me tell you a story… We are ranchers, we rotationally graze our cattle, by doing so we can build soil, increase natural habitat for wildlife and protect our riparian areas… We use cattle to do this, but we lease all of our land. One quarter we use to rent was 160 acres of gorgeous fertile land that we created. It was not so when we started renting it 14 years earlier. You’d go out there to move the cows and would regularly see deer, hawks, smaller birds and mice running through the fields. The insects and microbiology was incredible. There was a beautiful dugout with two spring run off creeks running through the property, there were fish, fresh water shrimp, frogs, lizards, as well as all types of riparian birds in this wetland. The land had a number of forested areas as well as grasslands. After over 14 years of us managing this land and seeing it get better year after year, a grain farmer bought it out from underneath us. He bull dozed all of the trees, filled in the dugout and then sprayed herbicides four times in one season to try to kill off the grass … Which kept trying to come back. Do you know how many animals, insects and soil organisms were killed, how many homes and natural habitats were destroyed to turn that 160 acres into a grain field? Do you know how many more animals and how much more soil life will be killed as that farmer sprays year after year to make his monoculture look perfect? I think I will keep my way of farming and avoid poisoning my land and my consumers. It is sad that that mono culture pays better because big business, real estate and politicians subsidize the grain farmers. Oh, and now that that land is grain farmed, he is now eligible to receive carbon credit payouts for his well managed zero till practices after he just destroyed 14 years of carbon sequestration.

    I am involved in 3 different studies right now on carbon sequestration. With proper grazing management on pasture, livestock can sequester carbon back into the soil. That is the whole idea behind carbon credits. The gov charges polluters a fee and gives it to the farmer who is practicing Better Management Practices that sequester carbon. This is a huge step forward in climate change to include well managed perennial forages. Grass fed beef is also a huge step towards lowering our heath care costs. Higher Omega 3’s, Higher CLA and higher Vit E in our diets would have a drastic reduction in our health care costs. Agriculture has the prevention to two of the biggest issues we have right now, environment and health care, but big business does not make any money if we can prevent the issues, they want to supply the cure.

  8. Hugh Winwood-Smith
    September 6th, 2018 @ 1:33 am

    “A loaf of bread kills more animals than a steak ever will”

    I’d like to see you support that claim with some numbers.

    All farming systems can be improved to be more environmentally friendly. But eating animals will fundamentally always involve death. The reason monoculture crops and factory farms exist is because there are so many people and the demand for food is so high. There are also farms that operate the way you do, but without killing the animals that graze.

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