Adventists Share Health Message at VegFest

May 01, 2009 | Nessy Pittau

Many people recognize a vegetarian diet brings great benefits to their overall health, however some are not sure what to eat, where to buy ingredients, and how to prepare healthy meals. Others have never given serious thought to the possibility of incorporating a vegetarian diet into their lifestyle. The vegetarian food festival—VegFest, presented by Vegetarians of Washington—offers free food samples, cooking demonstrations, the latest information on vegetarian nutrition from doctors and dietitians, and much more. The event, which thousands of people attend, takes place every year in the Exhibition Hall of the Seattle Convention Center.

This is where the Seventh-day Adventists come into action by sharing with others the rich knowledge gained by practicing vegetarianism for more than 150 years.

The Adventist church was represented by five booths during this year's event on March 21 and 22. Washington Conference members handed out free food samples and written materials, and offered information about lifestyle and beliefs. Many people already know about the church and others were interested to learn. One family says, "We know you are a great people and your church serves the community in so many ways." Praise the Lord for opening the doors to continue doing His work!