Monday Means Health at Annual APHA Conference

November 15th, 2010

Each year the American Public Health Association hosts a gathering where thousands of schools, communities and organizations from across the country can share the latest in health raising ideas and research. Meatless Monday was in attendance last week for the 138th annual APHA conference in Denver, Colorado. During this four day event, the Monday Campaigns team spoke with students, wellness directors and health leaders about the power of weekly reminders in starting and sustaining behavior change.

APHA was an exciting opportunity to demonstrate how Meatless Monday can help people reduce their risk of chronic disease by cutting their saturated fat intake. The conference was also the perfect venue to show some of the other ways Monday can be used to boost healthy behavior. Easy to implement ideas like Move it Monday and The Kids Cook Monday are just two of the many programs that turn the first day of the week into an opportunity to start making healthier choices.

Monday Campaigns President Peggy Neu and Program Manager Chris Elam at the APHA conference.

Monday Campaigns President Peggy Neu was on hand as attendees from various backgrounds and regions discovered how Monday can boost their program success:

“At the Monday Campaigns booth, health was breaking loose all over the place! We had a colorful banner, eye-catching posters, funny stickers — plus of course our brochures and info sheets that demonstrate how Monday can work for the public health community. We’re delighted that we were able to offer our materials to national health advocates, county health officials, campus nutritionists, and public health students so they can bring the Monday idea to programs across the country.”

You too can take advantage of our free Monday materials! Visit our Spread the Movement page for everything you need to bring Meatless Monday to your school, community, workplace or organization. And for more Monday ideas be sure to visit our brand new Monday Campaigns site. Its packed with ideas and resources that you can use to spread health one week at a time.