The popularity of Meatless Mondays just keeps growing as local communities and governments seek to address the burden of health issues such as obesity, cancer and heart disease.
Montgomery County, Maryland has joined cities such as Washington, DC, Oakland and Los Angeles in encouraging its residents to participate in Meatless Monday. The Montgomery County Council recently issued a “Meatless Monday” Proclamation, adding their official stamp of approval to the nationwide effort to promote healthier and more environmentally-friendly foods.
Council member Valerie Ervin offered insight as to why:
“Meatless Monday is a terrific way to highlight not only the health benefits of a plant-based diet but the fact that such a diet has been shown to use fewer resources and cause less pollution.”
State Senator Jamie Raskin adds:
“Meatless Monday gets your week going with energy and purpose.”
In its proclamation, the county council highlighted the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and encouraged its residents “to partake of the abundance of produce grown in community gardens and on local farms.”
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