Meatless Monday Articles

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.

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

Canada maple leaf and Meatless Monday spinning map
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

vegetable protein strongman
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!