The Yale Rudd Center has created a collection of tools to help parents and teachers start a Meatless Monday program in K-12 cafeterias. The new set of studies, evaluation sheets and examples adds to the organization’s extensive list of resources for childhood nutrition advocates.
The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving diets, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. Their guides for parents include media resources, message boards, and tips on bringing healthy eating habits to school. Their new Meatless Monday package includes everything materials for parents need to explain the benefits of the campaign to teachers, faculty and dining services personnel.
The Meatless Monday Preparation Worksheet will get you started, The Meatless Monday Preparation Worksheet and the list of Relevant Studies can will help inform parents about the importance of the movement. convince their child’s school to join the movement. From there, dining services can use the list of Local Examples for inspiration. New programs can be easily and evaluated their program with the Track Your Progress Worksheet.
The materials created by The Rudd Center can be used on their own or combined with our the Meatless Monday Bulk Recipe List and K-12 Toolkit for even more program recommendations. Share them these resources with your school this week to lay the groundwork for healthy meatless meals in your child’s cafeteria.!