February 10 is World Pulses Day!
The United Nations has declared February 10 to be World Pulses Day in honour of the contribution pulses make to healthy, sustainable and affordable diets worldwide.
Events and initiatives are being planned around the globe to mark the first annual World Pulses Day. Pulse Canada is encouraging industry partners to help promote World Pulses Day in Canada. Below are some ideas for how to join the celebration. For more inspiration, visit pulses.org
Spread the word on social media
Help promote the benefits of eating pulses on social media using the hashtags #worldpulsesday and #LovePulses. This year’s global social media campaign for World Pulses Day will focus on pulses as a sustainable food choice. The global pulse industry will encourage consumers to make half their protein a plant protein in order to promote sustainable diets.
Host a World Pulses Day event
The Global Pulse Confederation is encouraging associations, companies and individuals to plan events celebrating World Pulses Day. Your event could be a corporate lunch, dinner party, lecture, symposium or public event where pulses are on the menu! Don’t forget to share photos of your event on social media using the official hashtags, and register your event on pulses.org or email event details to email@example.com.
Donate pulses to your local food bank
Canned pulses are one of the top ten food and household items most urgently needed by food banks in Canada. Help support your local food bank by donating canned pulses, or healthy food products that contain pulse ingredients.