Meatless Mondays go mainstream!

Posted by Christine, February 1, 2011

Meatless Mondays are becoming usual fare around the country:

Sodexo, the world leader in quality of daily life solutions, has launched the Meatless Monday initiative nationwide, by promoting and adding the option of a plant-based entrée to its menus each week. Sodexo expanded the initiative to its more than 900 hospital client accounts across the country in January 2011, following successful pilot implementations at a number of hospitals, schools and colleges.

Each Monday, Bloomingfoods goes meatless at the hot bars in its three locations in Southern Indiana.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a meatless Monday resolution encouraging restaurants, schools and grocery stores to offer plant-based options each week.

At Portland Whole Foods Market, Chef Ivy Manning teaches a regular Meatless Monday cooking class to show how carnivores can eat less meat without sacrificing flavor.

Baltimore has the honor of having the first public school system in the country to go meatless, offering its 80,000 students a plant-based lunch every Monday.

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