Meatless Monday Articles

Batali’s Cookbook
Celebrates Small Farms

December 8th, 2014


This October, Mario Batali released a cookbook that challenges the standard approach of many other cookbooks. In America: Farm to Table, Mario elevates the farmer onto a stage that was previously occupied—almost exclusively—by the chef.

Acknowledging the importance of local farmers and their connection to the earth and commitment to the

EWG’s Free App Looks
Behind the Label

December 8th, 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently launched Food Scores: Rate Your Plate™, a website and app that scores foods on a 10-point scale, evaluating the nutritional value, ingredients, and processing of foods: nutritional concerns—measures calories, fats, sugar, salt, and fiber content; ingredients concerns—considers food additives, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides; and processing concerns—estimates how

FDA Mandates Calorie
Counts Nationwide

December 1st, 2014

The FDA has just released its final rules mandating that chain restaurants, movie theaters, amusement parks, convenience stores, and prepared food departments in grocery stores will all have to post calorie counts on their menus. The mandate is part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. After years of delays and strong pushback from restaurants and

‘Tis the Season for
a Meatless Potluck

December 1st, 2014

As the holiday season grows near, there is temptation to overindulge in unhealthy foods. But an office potluck doesn’t have to be an unhealthy affair. Do a Meatless Monday potluck and it will test your office’s ingenuity. It will also accommodate any in-office vegetarians.

Here are a few tips on how to launch a successful

The Israeli Parliament
Meatless Monday

November 24th, 2014

Meatless Monday is now served up at the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) cafeteria. This achievement—the labor of Meatless Monday Israel’s founder Miki Haimiovich and MK Rabbi Dov Lipman—was over a year in the making.

Now the 120 seats of the Knesset, whose influence passes all laws and elects the Israeli President and Prime

The Vegetable-Side
of Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2014

Let’s lay our stuffing on the table—on Thanksgiving Day in most households, the turkey is king. And that’s perfectly fine. But don’t forget   those unsung heroes—the yams, the string beans and carrots, the salads and casseroles.

What do vegetables bring to the party? Well a number of things:

Color—eating a variety of different

Quote of the Week:
Tony Cárdenas

November 17th, 2014

On November 13, Tony Cárdenas, Representative of California’s 29th Congressional District and fan of Meatless Monday, wrote an editorial piece for the Los Angeles Daily News asking all Californians to do their part to conserve water during the record drought. “We can’t create the rain, but we can take actions in our everyday lives to create a meaningful impact

Meatless Monday
Is at APHA in NOLA

November 17th, 2014


The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition gathers in New Orleans this year. From November 15–19, health specialists from across the country convene to exchange knowledge and network to strengthen the profession of public health.

The Monday Campaigns, represented by Rachelle Reeder, MPH and Morgan Johnson, MPH will reveal two poster-presentations

No Incentive to Address
Meat Consumption Role
in Climate Change

November 10th, 2014

A new study suggests that despite strong scientific evidence indicating meat consumption is among the most important contributors to climate change, most non-governmental organizations (NGOs) did not consider addressing this issue as a core part of their mission.

After interviewing representatives from 34 environmental, food-focused, and animal protection NGOs in Sweden, Canada, and the US,

Meatless Monday
World Diabetes Day

November 10th, 2014

Meatless Monday will join the rest of the world on Friday November 14, in observing World Diabetes Day. The theme chosen for this year is, “Healthy Living and Diabetes” which aligns strongly with the Meatless Monday mission.

According to the World Health Organization, 347 million worldwide suffer from diabetes. In the United States

Boston Schools Join
Meatless Monday

November 3rd, 2014

Boston (Oct. 30, 2014) — Students at Boston Public Schools are finding more prominent placement of meatless dishes in their cafeterias on Mondays making Boston yet another city whose schools have embraced the Meatless Monday movement.

Deputy Director of the Boston Public Schools’ Department of Food and Nutrition Services, Deborah Ventricelli, said: “Offering students

New Study:
More Fruits & Veggies,
More Happiness

November 3rd, 2014

While you might have thought the Happy Meal was the surest route to bliss, it turns out not to be the case.

According to a recent study from the University of Queensland in Australia, eating more fruits and vegetables means you might just be happier.

The majority of studies examine happiness in socio-economic

Doc Takes Residents
to Cooking School for
Meatless Monday

October 27th, 2014

Dr. Robert Graham, Director of Integrative Health & Therapies at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, brought a fresh crop of medical residents to the Natural Gourmet Institute to teach them the fine art of  cooking healthy, delicious—and meatless—meals.

It’s a form of preventative medicine that can only be administered in the kitchen.

Eyes on Plant Protein
at Nutrition Conference

October 27th, 2014

Last week, thousands of registered dietitians convened in Atlanta for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo held by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meatless Monday’s resident RD Diana Rice was in attendance and reports that the topic of plant-based eating was trendier than ever.

The conference kicked off with an educational

Dr. Bob Lawrence
Announces His Plans
for the Future

October 20th, 2014


This month, Dr. Bob Lawrence, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and an early champion of Meatless Monday, was honored at a symposium at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He will be stepping down as CLF director after more than 18 years. As an emeritus faculty member, he will