Meatless Monday Celebrates 10th Birthday with Scientific Symposium

October 14th, 2013


Sid Lerner, Founder and Chairman of The Monday Campaigns

Sid Lerner, Founder and Chairman of The Monday Campaigns

Meatless Monday turns 10 this month! To honor the occasion, the Monday Campaigns and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will jointly host a Scientific Symposium on Thursday, October 17, celebrating a decade of nutritional progress and discussing the latest research on dietary habits.

For the many Meatless Monday fans around the globe that can’t travel to Baltimore, the 90-minute Symposium will be available to watch via live streaming. This is a rare opportunity to hear from the experts on a range of issues of interest to the Meatless Monday community.

The symposium will comprise four panels, each touching on specific aspect of the initiative. “Meatless Monday: In the Beginning…” will be moderated by Robert S. Lawrence, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and will feature Sid Lerner, Founder and Chairman of the Monday Campaigns, and Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS, Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“Why Meatless? The Public Health Impacts of a High Meat Diet” will likewise be moderated by Dr. Lawrence and will feature Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS, Director of Food Production and the Public Health Program at the Center for a Livable Future; and Roni Neff, PhD, MSc, Director of the Food System Sustainability Program and Director of Research at the Center for a Livable Future.

“Why Monday? The Idea and Research Behind Monday as a Day for Health Behavior Change” will be moderated by David Holtgrave, PhD, Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and will feature Larry Cheskin, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center; Joanna Cohen, PhD, MHSc, Director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control; and Morgan Johnson, MPH, Program Development and Research Director at the Monday Campaigns.

Finally, “A Decade of Success and Vision for the Future” will feature Lerner and Peggy Neu, President of the Monday Campaigns.

The symposium kicks off at 4pm and will last until 5.45pm. Want to attend? The live stream will be available here.

For more information on the Center for a Livable Future, visit their website.