Hendrix College and William & Mary Celebrate “Meatless MonDaiya”

November 13th, 2017


Students and staff on two college campuses were treated to Meatless Monday last week featuring products by vegan brand Daiya! Both Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia celebrated “Meatless MonDaiya,” a collaboration between Meatless Monday and Daiya that provided a variety of vegan food choices in the campus dining halls.
 

 
Among the menu offerings at Hendrix were a vegan enchilada salad, lasagna, and a caprese grilled cheese – made with Daiya’s mozzarella-style cheese, tomato, and basil – that was so popular that the cooks could just barely keep up with the demand of so many enthusiastic diners.
 

 
William & Mary’s dining hall at the Sadler Building, which regularly hosts around 1,500 people at dinnertime, featured a global menu with chickpea curry, Caesar salad, and roasted sweet potato arepas with Daiya’s jalapeno Havarti cheese and cilantro yogurt sauce. Both locations also featured vegan cheesecake bites as a sweet treat for dessert.
 

 
Julie Nance, Campus Dietitian at William & Mary said, “Students who had never tasted vegan cheese often stated, ‘I can’t tell the difference between this and regular cheese!’ The initial plan was to only do tabling at one dining hall but because it was successful, the sustainability interns decided to set up a table to offer samples during the evening meal at the other dining hall.”

At Hendrix, “All the stations received high volume and positive feedback from students.  Hendrix Students from the ECC (Environmental Concerns Committee) participated by handing out swag items to campus diners,” said Cindy Mosley, Associate Director and Dietitian of Dining Services.

As an added bonus for taking part in Meatless MonDaiya, Hendrix ran a hashtag giveaway for free “Find Your Happy Plate” t-shirts.
 

 
The events at Hendrix and William & Mary were great successes for both Daiya and Meatless Monday! The big turnout at both campuses was proof that offering a plant-based menu, even once a week, can still attract plenty of hungry students! If you want Meatless Monday at your campus, get in touch with us to hear how easy it is to make your dining hall a healthier place to eat!