Meatless Monday is part of The Monday Campaigns, which produces public health initiatives in association with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse Universities. We believe each Monday provides a fresh start to begin healthy new behaviors – or get back on track with earlier good habits.

Eating more plant-based foods, while reducing meat consumption, can be a viable, long term solution to these issues. And choosing to go meatless on Monday – or any day of the week – is an important first step in making a positive change.

The information provided is based on expert sources and studies.

For additional information, please visit the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

For Your Health [click for more]

Eating less red and processed meat may lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. Learn how adding more plant-based foods to your diet can improve your quality of life and increase your longevity.


For the Environment [click for more]

Raising animals for our current level of consumption has a detrimental impact on our planet, increasing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and depleting our scarce natural resources, including water, land and energy. Learn how plant-based nutrition contributes to healthy, sustainable food practices.

For Your Nutrition [click for more]

Do you have questions about nutrition when you choose to go Meatless Monday? Then visit our Nutrition FAQ page with answers provided by a Registered Dietitian.


Why Monday? [click for more]

Learn how the “Monday Effect” can help you achieve a strong start on healthy behaviors – and maintain them week after week. See the science on what makes Monday the ideal day to begin a change for the better.