What is National Vegan Day?
National Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1st every year by many countries around the world. This day is not only dedicated to vegans but on National Vegan Day, people take the time to look at the current world situation and raise awareness of many issues that the world is facing regarding our food supply and its impact on the environment. National Vegan Day encourages people to understand why veganism is important as well as an opportunity for people to try out a vegan restaurant or dish.
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On November 1st, International Director and co-founder of FFLG, Paul Turner, and Claudine DeSola and Janine Just will be hosting live interviews with vegan authors, chefs, bloggers, and more! Tune in starting at 9:00 am EST on the Food For Life Instagram page, @foodforlifeglobal.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 am EST
Roberta Lowe is a restaurateur, author, speaker, and coach. Her career started over 20 years in the hospitality industry. After spending years working as a successful Executive Chef in the private, corporate, and government sectors, Roberta decided it was time for her to focus on her life purpose. Her life purpose and assignment while on this earth is to help people improve their lives. Roberta has learned the unspoken secrets to living the life you want, and that is through personal development.
12:00 pm EST
Steph has been a vegan for almost a decade and is also a vegan blogger. She is passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and wants to share her journey with others on her blog and Instagram.
1:00 pm EST
With a long family history of farming almonds in California’s sun-soaked San Joaquin Valley, Matt Billings brings a passion for innovation, healthy living, and sustainability to his role as founder of AYO Almond Yogurt. In 1913, Billings’ great grandfather established a legacy of responsible farming in California. Nearly four generations later, Matt carries on this legacy according to the same philosophy: a steadfast commitment to responsible farming practices and better health through wholesome foods. A family man with three kids, he aims to bring the great taste of heart-healthy, dairy-free almond yogurt to homes across America with four all-new delicious flavors of vegan and organic AYO Almond Yogurt.
2:00 pm EST
Kimberly is the COO of Bardot Vegan Beauty which is a Luxury Professional Haircare line influenced by the style icon Brigitte Bardot. It is vegan, with no parabens or sulfates.
3:00 pm EST
For the last 25 years, Michael has served as a passionate advocate for healthy, sustainable, and mindful living. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in economics from the University of California-Davis, Michael parlayed a successful career as a holistic health entrepreneur into his work as an award-winning health journalist, filmmaker, certified plant-based nutritionist, and co-author of the e-book The Conscious Living 10-Day Detox.
Bianca is the host and creative director of Conscious Living. Bianca graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Spanish and French languages and literature and then the University of Virginia Law School, which primed her for a successful career as a Hollywood entertainment attorney at Paramount Motion Pictures and is currently a lead attorney for The Kelly Clarkson Show. After stepping in front of the camera to host cable TV shows on Lifetime and TV One, Bianca later combined her passion for media and social justice to launch Conscious Living with her husband, muse, and business partner Michael.
3:30 pm EST
Chef Babette is a world-class healthy chef, fitness enthusiast, and motivational speaker. She runs a successful restaurant, Stuff I Eat, and has a loyal fan base via social media outlets while participating in health summit events around the country. Now at age 70, she is a force of nature who seems to be able to do it all.
5:30 pm EST
Dylan Katz is a 19-year-old climate justice and animal rights activist. He has taken his passion for education, sustainability, and animal rights to his Tik Tok page where he creates mouth-watering, plant-based recipes. With plenty of videos going viral, Dylan is trying to spread the word that you can still be satisfied and full on a diet without animal products. Dylan is trying to get rid of the stigma surrounding veganism and wants to get more people to try vegan food.
6:30 pm EST
Paige is committed to bringing environmentally conscious vegan living to the forefront and reports on all the latest animal rights aspects, including The Save Movement’s vigils, various PETA protests, VegFests, AV Cube of Truths, vegan conferences, and more with JaneUnChained News Network. She now produces and co-hosts a weekly show, “Plant-Based In the ‘Burbs,” with Sherri Johnson, supporting people in transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle.
After becoming plant-based vegan 5 years ago and being a vegetarian for over 30 years, She decided to share her journey with women who were where she was in life, middle age. So, she started a blog at the suggestion of a friend, to talk about her plant-based vegan journey from a real and relatable point of view with a bit of fun while keeping it simple. That blog has now turned into a series called Vegan Curious Events which were created to dispel the myth that vegan food doesn’t have flavor and that those common animal-based products can be easily exchanged for healthier options.