Starting today, staff at Long Island’s John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, in Port Jefferson, NY, will have the choice of a Meatless Monday dining option at the hospital’s cafeteria.
Mather Hospital joins a growing list of hospitals and facilities across the country to adopt Meatless Monday, offering its 2,500 employees the chance to do something positive for their health and the health of the planet by foregoing meat each and every Monday.
Mather is promoting Meatless Monday with posters around the hospital highlighting the many health benefits of cutting out meat one day week. Employees are encouraged to sign a Meatless Monday pledge, committing to go meatless on all four Mondays in June (and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card).
To further celebrate Meatless Monday the hospital’s hosting a recipe contest. All staff members are encouraged to submit healthy and nutritious meat-free recipes to be judged by Mather dining service chefs (with the top three entries wining $50).
We applaud Mather for coming on board and encouraging its staff to practice good health habits, which employees are sure to bring home and spread to their community.
Interested in bringing Meatless Monday to a hospital, worksite or other facility with a large-scale dining service? Check out our Meatless Monday Food Service Programs page for helpful ideas and resources.