Meatless Monday in the News

“A brew pub might be the last place you’d expect to find a full-on vegetarian menu, but on Mondays, Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in San Diego deletes the meat and serves a full menu of ethnically inspired veggie pub grub… According to executive chef Alex Carballo, about 75 percent of Monday’s diners choose the Meatless Monday menu… ‘This gives me and my staff the opportunity to embrace what food is. It’s not vegetarian, it’s just food!’”

- Lisa Futterman for FOX 59 WXIN

“UCSF registered dietician Toby Morris thinks Meatless Monday is a great idea. Morris said instead of eating meat, eat a meal rich in plant-based foods. ‘Plant based foods tend to be higher in fiber than animal proteins, they tend to be much higher in antioxidants and perhaps lower in some of the carcinogens that we know to be present in meats’”

- CBS San Francisco

“As food people, we want to do our part too. We realize that diet-related disease can’t be cured in a day, nor will there be a solution to the hunger problem in this country overnight, but small steps do help. Starting on Monday, we’ll be celebrating Meatless Monday right here, every Monday, by offering you a meat-free recipe idea.”

- Michelle Buffardi for The Cooking Channel blog

“Filipinos, known as heavy pork eaters, are encouraged to skip meat and eat more vegetables on Mondays. Dr. Custer Deocaris, a neuroscience and bio-gerontology expert with the Department of Science and Technology, is spearheading the “Luntiang Lunes” (Green Monday) campaign to align with the global “Meatless Monday” movement.”

- ABS-CBN News, Philippines

“To increase both health and environmental awareness, Mount Sinai has launched Meatless Mondays in the Plaza Café. Meatless Monday is part of a national public health movement that encourages individuals to dedicate the first day of every week to bettering their health.”

- The Mount Sinai Medical Center

“To some [Meatless Monday] may seem like a push to turn us all into vegetarians, but I assure you this is not the case. Cutting meat of our diet one day per week can make an enormous change to our health and the state of our planet. Well-known Chef’s and public figures are on board with this initiative and I encourage everyone to think about joining them… I’ve been cooking at least one vegetarian meal a week for two years now and can attest that it is incredibly easy and, in most cases, incredibly delicious to give up meat for a day.”

- The Nap Time Chef for the Babble Blog

“With an abundance of summer fruits and vegetables available right about now, this is an excellent time to adopt the “My Plate” eating habit… to get started… Go meatless on Monday. The Meatless Monday organization provides recipes and advice on how to practice this new trend.”

- Ethel Hofman for the Jewish Exponent

“The Meatless Monday campaign encourages diners to “veg out” at least one day a week, for their own well-being as well as the planet’s… Diners looking for interesting meat-free choice have options at every dining level.”

- Zagat

“Decades later, [Meatless Monday’s] purpose has changed but the method is much the same – get creative, get meatless one day a week. Today, the movement is spreading across the globe. Kenmore Mercy Hospital is doing its part by helping cafeteria customers be more aware of the impact their food choices have on the environment.”

- Catholic Health

“The good news is that campaigns like Meatless Mondays are gaining popularity throughout the country… Whether it’s to protect the planet or improve our health, eating lower on the food chain is a win-win. And with all the free tips and recipes for reducing our consumption of meat out there, it’s never been easier.”

- Paul Shapiro for Civil Eats

“Hopefully, consumers will embrace Meatless Monday and make it a lifestyle change. Monday is the beginning of the week, making it the perfect time to re-evaluate choices and set intentions for the coming days.”

- Jane Tsukamoto, director of food and nutrition services at Simi Valley Hospital, Ventura County Star

“Eating more vegetarian meals is one of the most effective ways to combat climate change, according to a 2010 U.N. report. Vegetarian meals are good for your health, too; vegetarians have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease and some forms of cancer. Meatless Mondays, a campaign encouraging people to give up meat one day a week, is one way to jump on board. Meals made with vegetables are less expensive than meaty feasts, and can be just as delicious.”

- Jennifer Walker for Culinate