Meatless Monday in the News

“Meatless Mondays are meant to be both a money-saver and a nutritional boost. Vegetarian entrees like black bean nachos, eggplant Parmesan and baked potatoes with broccoli and cheese provide plenty of protein.”

- Laura Vozzella in The Baltimore Sun

“Without more federal funds, Food Services Director for Baltimore Public Schools, Tony Geraci, says public schools will have to settle for incremental, if important, change. This year, Geraci is implementing Meatless Mondays to improve nutrition – and the bottom line.”

- Jane Black in The Washington Post

“Baltimore’s Meatless Monday program gives kids a better shot at good health from nutritious food choices. This citywide move seems like a pretty significant step on the way to, dare I say it, “Greenest City in America.”

- Vance Lehmkuhl on

“With an eye on obesity rates, Tony Geraci tweaked the school system’s nutritional standards, instituted Meatless Mondays and started a community garden sown by students!”

- M. Burke on Smartgrid

“If you’re craving new recipes to take the place of your usual steak, the site features plenty that won’t have you missing meat!”

- Alia Akkam in Organic Spa Magazine

“Now there’s an international movement for a Meatless Monday. While the motivations are environment and health, eating less meat is still a good way to save money.”

- Teresa Mears on MSN

“Even one meatless day a week  a meatless Monday, which is what we do in my household  if everybody in America did that, that would be the equivalent of taking 20 million mid-size sedans off the road.”

- Michael Pollan on Oprah's Earth Day special

“For people who think that going totally vegetarian is too challenging, the Meatless Monday campaign offers a gentle entrée into the idea of eating without consuming animals.”

- Kathy Freston on The Huffington Post

“I think incremental change, like what the folks are doing at Meatless Monday with Johns Hopkins, is the key to major transformation in the future.”

- Kim O'Donnel on HOLLYWOOD! CLOUT With Richard Greene

“Meatless Monday puts the defense of the Earth’s fragile ecosystems and preservation of natural resources in the hands of ordinary citizens.”

- Sara Brubaker at The Gainesville Sun

“The Meatless Monday website not only features statistics detailing the benefits of going meat-free, but it offers recipes and exercise tips to make it easy for participants.”

- Elizabeth Holli Wood on the Tampa Examiner

“Meatless Monday offers people a powerful weekly cue to meaningful action. In his inaugural address, President Obama heralded a new era of responsibility. His call prompted man to ask: What can I do to help? One answer is Meatless Monday.”

- Robert Lawrence on's Sustainable Food blog