Back in June, we wrote about something called “Meatless Monday,” a new movement gaining popularity. In an effort to bring awareness to over-consuming animal products (45% more than the USDA recommends), people are going meatless once a week hoping to reduce the risk of preventable conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Restaurants across the nation are participating by offering special vegetarian dishes on Mondays in honor of this day.
According to a July 8, 2011 article in The New York Times, Meatless Monday has really caught on in Aspen, Colorado (no surprise, since Colorado has the lowest obesity rate in the entire nation). More than 20 restaurants in the Aspen area are currently offering veggie choices on Mondays, and all of these establishments were happy to participate.
Restaurateurs and patrons alike are jumping on the Meatless Monday bandwagon. The Aspen School District is even participating by offering vegetarian alternatives to students each Monday afternoon. One favorite is the “breakfast for lunch” concept of whole grain pancakes (yum!), so children, as well as adults, are doing their part to eat a healthy diet and reduce their intake of high-fat red meat. Would you like to take the Meatless Mondays pledge? Sign up today and join the Meatless Mondays movement!
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