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Getting the Week Off to a Good Start with Meatless Monday

  • See Tal Ronnen's recipe for corn chowder in our Guide to Meat-Free Meals. ©Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Meatless Monday is, according to The Washington Post, "a movement that has legs."

The trend toward eating more plant-based meals is taking root across the nation with colleges and universities, corporate cafeterias, hospitals, and entire cities participating. Groups from AARP to the Audubon Society are touting the benefits of meat-free meals. Celebrities like Oprah, Sir Paul McCartney, and Russell Simmons are encouraging their fans to go meat-free on Monday.

A survey by the American Meat Institute found that about half of the people in America are aware of the Meatless Monday campaign, and nearly 20 percent of those people say they’re participating.

Get a copy of The HSUS Guide to Meat-Free Meals to get started today.

Read on to find out more about who's on the Meatless Monday bandwagon.

Participating companies/organizations

AARP: Meatless Mondays: The Newest Food Movement

Sodexo: Sodexo's Meatless Mondays Give "Where's the Beef" a New Meaning

Toyota: Toyota Signs up to Meatless Monday Moo-vement

Puma: Puma Supports McCartney Campaign "Meat Free Monday"

Moe's Southwest Grill: Moe's Southwest Grill Supports Meatless Monday with Delicious Vegetarian and Flexitarian Menu Options

Media promotion

Zagat: Meatless Monday Options in DC

The Christian Science Monitor: Meatless Monday Recipes

Women’s Health Magazine: Meatless Monday Recipes

Livestrong: The Definition of Meatless Monday

SELF Magazine: Meatless Monday Gets a Boost From European Study

"Shine" from Yahoo: Meatless Monday Recipes

The Cooking Channel: Meatless Monday Recipes

The Food Channel: Meatless Monday Gains Momentum

The Food Network: Meatless Monday Recipes

The Biggest Loser Resort Blog: Meatless Monday

Planet Forward: Planet Forward Joins Meatless Monday – An Eco Friendly Campaign for Change

Celebrity support

Oprah: Oprah's Company Embraces 'Meatless Mondays'

Mario Batali: Batali and Andrés Embrace Veggies While Schnitzel & Things Doubles Down

Kate Moss: No Moss Steak

Gwyneth Paltrow: Meat Free Monday Blog Entry

Simon Cowell: Idol's Simon Cowell Embracing 'Meatless Mondays'

Sir Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday site

Russell Simmons: Asks His Twitter Followers to Join Him in Meatless Monday

Bob Harper: Challenges His Twitter Followers to Participate in Meatless Monday

Participating schools and universities

Carnegie Mellon University: Meatless Mondays

Johns Hopkins University: Meatless Monday Launches at Johns Hopkins University

McGill University: Meatless Monday Launch Day – Sept. 13!

UC Santa Cruz: Meatless Mondays

UC Santa Barbara: Meatless Mondays

University of Central Florida: UCF Organizations Join Forces to Save Earth’s Resources

University of Maryland: 'Meatless Mondays' to debut in Dining Halls

Syracuse University: 'Healthy Monday' has Syracuse University food service going meatless on Mondays

University of Virginia: Meat Free Monday

Baltimore City Public Schools: Eat Hearty, Local

Oakland Unified School District: Meatless Mondays

Hospital participation

Johns Hopkins Hospital: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Launches Meatless Monday

Swedish Hospital: Swedish Medical Center Adopts "Meatless Mondays"[PDF]

Mount Sinai Medical Center: Make it a Meatless Monday

Community support

San Francisco, California: SF Supervisors Approve Meat-Free Mondays

Aspen, Colorado: The Nation's First Meatless Monday Community  

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