Meatless Monday Articles

NYC school goes Meatless Monday, on NY1 TV

March 8th, 2010

PS 361 kids on NY1The Children’s Workshop School is leading the way in bringing Meatless Monday to NYC’s schools, according to news channel NY1. In fact, Meatless Monday was so easy to implement, that we encourage other schools to embrace the benefits of offering meatless options in your cafeteria!

Manhattan Goes Meatless?

March 1st, 2010

foodnyc_apple_160x180Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, has embraced Meatless Monday – and is recommending that the NYC Department of Education institute Meatless Monday in all city public schools! Stringer praises the Baltimore MM program in his recent "Food NYC” report, noting that it teaches kids about the health benefits of eating less meat and more vegetables

You’ve Got AOL

February 22nd, 2010

Aol FoodAOL now promotes Meatless Monday! Celebrating 25 distinguished years as a leading global web services company, AOL shares the power and appeal of our movement in their soon-to-officially-launch Healthy Kitchen section. AOL highlights MM’s history, the many health benefits of eating less meat, and shares with its vast audience delicious meatless recipes

Tasty Techniques to Lower Salt

February 8th, 2010

Shake the salt habit!Two weeks ago the New England Journal of Medicine released a study that found cutting back on salt in our diet has the potential to prevent 32,000 strokes, 54,000 heart attacks and 60,000 cases of heart disease a year. This Valentine’s day the best thing you can do for your heart is cut the salt. But does that mean your candlelit dinner is destined to be bland

Bottom Line for a Healthy Heart

February 8th, 2010

New England Journal of MedicinePublic health advocates know all too well that prevention is a tough sell. That’s why the recent NEJM study is garnering unprecedented attention.

Meatless Means More Veggies!

February 1st, 2010

vitamin deficiency patient cartoonThe dreary cold of winter causes many of us to forego our normal diet and exercise routines —but poor diet and hibernative habits can lead to vitamin deficiencies. Before you reach for a highly processed food with added supplements, take a look at these common vitamin deficiencies and how you can combat them using plant-based whole foods! Incorporate a wide variety of veggies into your Meatless Monday this week for an added nutritional boost that’s sure to cure the winter blues

Mayors Join the Movement

January 25th, 2010

Mayor VillaraigosaThe idea of Meatless Monday is increasingly entering the public consciousness. Even more than the environmental reasons, people are talking about the health benefits of cutting back on meat. No less than the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, is only the most recent public official championing our cause. Similarly, Mayor Sheila Dixon of Baltimore announced a week of service projects in her city – kicking off the week with Meatless Monday!

UC Campuses Embrace Monday

January 18th, 2010

UCSD Housing-Dining-Hospitality posterEncouraging college campuses to incorporate Meatless Monday into their dining services is a vital part of our overall mission. The University of California system is an excellent example of how colleges are bringing our program to life with spirit, humor and creativity

World’s Leading Feeder Says Skip Meat Once A Week

January 11th, 2010

A healthy leap for mankind!
Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company, says go meatless one day a week in 8,500 U.S. corporate and academic cafeterias!
Compass Group's Facebook page advocates flexitarianismIts brand new "Be a Flexitarian” initiative is set to launch this year with a tag line that says it all: "It’s simple. Once a week, skip meat.”

Tips for a Healthy 2010

January 4th, 2010

Our healthy 2010 outlook2009 was a landmark year for health reform, nutrition education and preventative medicine. Whether you’re trying to eat right, quit smoking, or exercise more, take the lessons of the past year to heart and start having a healthy 2010! Here are our tips for better health in the year to come, along with some of the events that brought us here

Top Meatless Monday Moments

December 28th, 2009

Meatless Monday's best news stories of 2009The new decade is quickly approaching, and many of us are reflecting on where we’ve been and what we hope to accomplish in the years ahead. Our Monday Movement grew by leaps and bounds this past year — thanks to all of you who are making an effort to improve your personal health and the planet’s! We look forward to what 2010 will bring as the momentum continues to grow. Here’s a look back at some of 2009′s most notable Meatless Monday moments

Pledge for the New Year!

December 21st, 2009

small pledge balloonNew Years is fast approaching. It’s the season of sober resolutions and hopeful (but too often hopeless) personal pacts. What will you commit to in 2010? Why not consider a resolution with a built-in weekly reminder? Why not pledge something that can have a huge impact? For your own health, and the health of the planet, take the Meatless Monday Pledge and resolve to start each week by cutting meat!

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.