Friday, September 7, 2012

Take the Meatless Monday Pledge Today!

It’s time to TGIM! That’s right; it’s time to bring some excitement back to Monday. And what do you ask is will be spicing up your Mondays? It’s called Meatless Monday!

Does Meatless Monday sound familiar to you? You may have noticed signs around campus and in the dining halls in past years, but what exactly is Meatless Monday?

Meatless Monday is a National movement which encourages people to go meatless one day a week to benefit their own health and the health of the planet.  Some benefits of going Meatless on Monday include, but not limited to: reduced risk of heart disease, help maintaining a healthy weight, increase in intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and saving CO2 emissions and gallons of water!

Why Monday? This event occurs every Monday because studies have shown that when people make goals and plan ahead at the beginning of the week, they are more likely to continue with these goals and make healthier choices during the rest of the week.

Want to get involved with Meatless Monday? There are many things that you can do to get involved during this school year.  Every Monday we will be highlighting meatless entrees in each dining hall. Look for our vegetarian and vegan symbols on menus and nutrition cards when selecting your meatless dishes! We will also be tabling in the dining hall during the lunch hour, to answer any questions you may have about the meatless special of the day, or any questions you have about Meatless Monday in general.

Can’t get enough Meatless? We will also be posting weekly blogs about Meatless Monday here, so be sure to check every Monday to see the updated specials and the latest news on all things Meatless. In addition, Jackie and I have already taken the challenge and will be posting updates about our personal Meatless journey.  We will also be posting updates and delicious meatless pictures on our Facebook page every Monday! If you haven’t done so already, like our Facebook page so you can receive the most recent updates for Meatless Monday and other dining hall promotions: 

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Don’t want to wait until Monday? Then pledge to go Meatless today! The Meatless Monday website has a wealth of information from tasty meatless recipes and blogs promoting Meatless Monday to current and interesting information about the movement itself.

Click the link here: to join the movement today and pledge to go Meatless every Monday! It takes less than 30 seconds and you will be able to join the growing number of individuals worldwide participating in this global movement!


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  1. I'm so excited that Sodexo is promoting Meatless Monday!

  2. We're very excited, too! Thanks for the enthusiasm! :)