World’s Leading Feeder Says Skip Meat Once A Week

January 11th, 2010

Compass GroupA healthy leap for mankind! Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company, says go meatless one day a week in 8,500 U.S. corporate and academic cafeterias! Its brand new "Be a Flexitarian’ initiative is set to launch this year with a tag line that says it all: "It’s simple. Once a week, skip meat.’ Beginning immediately, the industry leader will expand the variety and supply of meatless options for its customers — promoting healthier, more sustainable and more humane eating.

Graphic from Compass Group's 'Be a Flexitarian" Facebook pageIt’s a health of a way to start the new year! This significant news continues to grow the worldwide Meatless Monday movement re-energized in 2003 with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We’re delighted to have this opportunity to highlight the culinary versatility of meat-free foods that promote better health and preserve the environment,’ says Cheryl Queen, Compass Group vice president of corporate communications. "Be a Flexitarian’ will significantly boost the supply and breadth of meat-free options to the Compass Group’s far-flung customers.

“It doesn’t take an all-or-nothing approach to make a major impact,’ adds Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, a key supporter of the initiative. We heartily agree that lasting behavioral change often begins with small, moderate steps. We congratulate the Compass Group for this bold, trend-setting initiative that will positively ripple around the world!