International food services provider Sodexo, which serves more than 10 million meals a day, has announced its nationwide participation in the Meatless Monday health campaign designed to promote social and environmental change through vegetarianism, one day a week. The company started with more than 900 hospital clients across the United States in January, and plans to extend Meatless Monday to all Sodexo-served schools and universities this fall.
According to a statement on the Meatless Monday website, "Sodexo is truly leading the way by lending their large-scale support to the movement. Not only will their Meatless Monday meals reach hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, their use of the campaign to fulfill health and environmental commitments shows other companies large and small that Meatless Monday is a simple way to make a big impact."
Meatless Monday began as an effort to reduce consumption of key food staples during World War I and was then recreated in 2003 as a public health awareness program in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future. With the goal of helping Americans reduce their risk of preventable disease by cutting back saturated fat, the Meatless Monday campaign has been endorsed by over 20 schools of public health and a growing number of vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, including Sir Paul McCartney, former Vice President Al Gore and actress and sexiest vegan of 2010 Olivia Wilde.
Meatless Monday is a great way to get people thinking seriously about the impact their food choices have on their health, the environment and on animals. Why not use this good news to encourage your friends and loved ones to start transitioning toward a healthier meatless lifestyle? Visit ChooseVeg.com for helpful tips and recipes.
Sodexo Announces Meatless Monday Nationwide
by - January 25, 2011