Meatless Monday Articles

Give The Gift Of Gardening

December 14th, 2009

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It can be difficult to come up with the perfect holiday gift. This year, why not help your loved ones get on the weekly track to better health: less meat, more veggies! Indoor gardening can be a relaxing (and delicious) way to cure cabin fever. With so many different vegetables, herbs and planters to choose from you’re sure to find a gift that is both personal and thoughtful!

McCartney Urges Europe To Go Meatless

December 7th, 2009

Meatless Monday is sprouting in Europe!Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with climate experts to urge cities worldwide to go meatless on Monday! McCartney spoke to legislators at the European Parliament on December 3rd, citing Baltimore City Public Schools as a major victory and calling on international cities to follow suit. He encourages all of us to help protect the environment by going meatless on Monday

Eating Down the Fridge, One Week at a Time

November 30th, 2009

eating down the fridgeThe holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, are often a time of gluttony and overindulgence. This Monday, give your belly a break following last Thursday’s gorge. Take the next week off from grocery shopping to challenge your household to eat from ingredients already in your pantry, refrigerator and freezer.

10 Tips For Cooking Up A Meatless Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2009

cartoon by Roberto Mangosi from hellocrazy.comFor many of us, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without a beautifully prepared turkey. But Thanksgiving brings together a variety of palettes, and you may find yourself sharing dinner with those who prefer a meatless Turkey Day. That’s why respected food writer Kim O’Donnel has created 10 tips for serving up a meatless (or veggie-full) Thanksgiving dinner

Fight Fall Fat With Monday

November 16th, 2009

fight fall fat with MondayIf you’re in an office, the adorable desserts will appear from some generous colleague. A neighbor may bring over a seasonal pie, or you may find yourself dipping into your kids’ Halloween booty. All those splurges are starting to leave their mark and the upcoming holidays promise to add their inches. Instead of facing the season with dread, take it one Monday at a time!

Canada Joins The Movement!

November 9th, 2009

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The global Meatless Monday movement continues to gain momentum. Britain, Brazil, Holland, Finland and Taiwan have already launched their programs. Now, we’d like to welcome the wonderful people of Canada and congratulate them as they begin their own Meatless Monday!

Straight Talk On Protein

November 2nd, 2009

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There seems to be a lot of chatter lately about the nutritional value of meatless meals. While some agree limiting meat is a healthy choice, others worry that plant-based fare won’t provide adequate protein. Truth is, by having a Meatless Monday, you not only are nourishing your body with sufficient and diverse protein sources, you’re taking strides toward better health

Media Fans the Movement

October 26th, 2009

The good news about the first public school system in the nation to go meatless – in Baltimore – is spreading. Across every media platform, people are talking about the program, helping the movement grow by leaps and bounds. Last week’s segment on ABC News captures all that’s so powerful and promising about the Baltimore initiative!

No Impact Week Goes Meatless

October 19th, 2009

No Impact WeekNo Impact Week has kicked off – encouraging people to reduce behaviors that negatively impact our environment. It’s a community based project — based on the film No Impact Man — offering new themes and challenges each day of the week. We’re delighted that Meatless Monday is highlighted as the perfect way to cut your personal carbon footprint!

Baltimore Boosts Nutrition

October 7th, 2009

Baltimore school lunchWe’re pleased and honored that Baltimore City Public Schools have implemented the Meatless Monday program. We believe the program will offer their 80,000 students a powerful opportunity to learn about health and nutrition in an affirming, positive way.
Meatless Monday is essentially a campaign of choice and moderation – cut out meat one day a week. We feel everyone should be given the chance to make nutritiously sound decisions

We Need Preventative Medicine

October 5th, 2009

choose healthOur nation is in the midst of a lively debate about public healthcare. What seems to be missing, however, is a discussion about preventative medicine. Gradual behavior change, coupled with health education, would make a dramatic impact on the lives of many Americans while reducing overall expenses

Covington County Goes Meatless

October 1st, 2009

In September of 2009, Covington County’s 8 schools started Meatless Monday in their cafeterias. The initiative was a directive of the Northern Kentucky Healthy Monday coalition, a broader health promotion campaign whose mission is to enhance healthy living awareness and opportunities in Northern Kentucky through Healthy Monday messaging

Baltimore Schools Go Meatless

September 28th, 2009

Baltimore Schools Go Meatless MondayThe Baltimore City Public School system is about to become the first fully Meatless Monday school system in the U.S. They’re joining a growing international movement of individuals, organizations, communities and cities making the commitment to lower meat consumption and enjoy a plant-based diet on Mondays

Eating Green At “The” Garden

September 21st, 2009

Whitehouse gardenThe beginning of autumn marks the point when many of our favorite fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking. This year, harvest has become a national affair. Michelle Obama’s famed White House garden is in bloom and ready to offer its bounty to a country hungry for nutritional guidance.

Good Nutrition Starts at School

September 14th, 2009

One Tray graphicKids need fresh, wholesome and nutrient-dense foods to ensure proper brain development. Talk about a no-brainer! You can’t nourish children on a steady diet of processed foods full of fatty, empty carbs and sugary soda or juice. Blogger extraordinaire Kerry Trueman argues that the real food renaissance must begin at school!