Strong Growth for the Movement in 2016
By all accounts, 2016 was a banner year for the Meatless Monday movement. Currently Meatless Monday is active in 44 countries and in over 20 languages – from Croatia to China, Brazil to Bhutan. People from all walks of life are embracing a diet that reduces their meat consumption one day each week. They’re eating healthier and helping to preserve the resources of the planet – one plate at a time.
More chefs and restaurant owners are also realizing the advantages of serving Meatless Monday options, which in turn is good news for you! Be on the lookout for restaurants in your neighborhood that are getting creative with vegetables. Or even better, try to convince your favorite local spot to participate in Meatless Monday.
Hospital, university, school and business cafeterias are also introducing Meatless Monday menus. The health benefits are simply too great to ignore. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables help prevent obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
What’s more, major cities have begun to officially declare their support of Meatless Monday. In the last year alone, Indianapolis, Sacramento and Pittsburgh have all joined the movement.
As more people become aware of Meatless Monday, the enthusiasm, support and commitment continues to grow – in the U.S. and around the globe. We thank you for your continued support and wish you a Happy New Year.