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January 30th, 2012 By Jennifer Saltsman | Food & Drink |

New Year's Resolution: Meatless Mondays

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Who says New Year’s resolutions have to be followed 365 days a year?

Meatless Monday, a public awareness campaign that advocates a “semi-vegetarian” lifestyle, asks its pledgees to give up meat one day a week. With the support of schools, hospitals and restaurants across the globe since 2003, they aim to improve the public’s health by cutting down meat consumption 15 percent.

Going veg once a week can reduce risks of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity — not to mention it is good for the environment.

The Meatless Monday campaign is gaining popularity, and studies show the public’s increased interest in “semi-vegetarian” lifestyle. But the tradition of giving up meat is not a new one: In the past, Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt organized voluntary meatless days during both World Wars.

The beauty of the commitment is that it only lasts one day a week. If you are tired of following your new year’s resolutions 24/7, try following them 24/1, it’s a lot easier!

Plus, going veg for a day might get you eating new things, or talking to new people. “If you think chili needs meat, you don’t know beans” says chef Shawn Fields, a supporter of the campaign.

A list of Meatless Monday Supporters near Cincinnati:

Riverfront Pizza Covington, Ky.

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn Lancaster, Oh.

Wertheim’s Restaurant Covington,
Ky.

Zazou Pub & Grill Covington,
Ky.


 
 
02.13.2012 at 12:40 Reply

Meatless Mondays are okay for most of Porkopolis's over-consuming carnivores, but for us environmentally conscious folk I'm thinkin' Meatless May, Meatless March, or even Meatless Millenium might be a more viable option.  

 

 
 
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