Does Your Back-to-School List Include Meatless Monday?

August 26th, 2019


It’s back to school time. For many students that means back to Meatless Monday time, because more and more schools are observing Meatless Monday.

Students and schools around the country want to take action to fight climate change and address health issues. Meatless Monday is a simple and effective way for students, parents and administrators to develop long-term healthy eating habits that also address the environmental issues associated with meat consumption.

It’s What Students Want

One of the largest foodservice companies in the country, Whitsons Culinary Group, launched a Meatless Monday initiative after being prompted by student surveys requesting more vegetarian and vegan menu options. They now offer meatless, plant-based options in all 95 school districts they service in the Northeast.

New York City serves over 1.1 million Meatless Monday meals every week to students in all five boroughs. The program was initiated by student demand and proved by a successful pilot program in Brooklyn that quickly expanded to include all schools.

 

Bring Meatless Monday To Your School

If your child’s school doesn’t take part in Meatless Monday, you can help them get started with free and easy to use resources from Meatless Monday. Check out our K-12 resource page for everything you need to begin the conversation with administrators and kick-off a successful Meatless Monday school program.

Additional Meatless Monday K-12 Resources:

Research on the health and environmental benefits of choosing plant-based foods instead of meat

Implementation guides for starting Meatless Monday in school cafeterias

Marketing materials that can be used to promote Meatless Monday onsite or through social media

• Downloadable K-12 cookbooks

• Sign up for weekly newsletters with Meatless Monday recipes and news

• Sign-up to become a Meatless Monday Ambassador for more K-12 tips and resources

Do you lead a school or manage a school district? Schools looking to implement Meatless Monday programs can consult with our team, which includes experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Contact us for additional information or to learn how to implement a program at your school.

Already have a great Meatless Monday program going at your school? Keep us posted on all of your great work! Email us at: info@meatlessmonday.com

Meatless Monday is a global movement, followed by millions, with a simple message: one day a week, cut out meat for personal health and the health of the planet. To find out more, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.