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Food service goes meat-free! Dozens of K-12 school districts, individual schools, universities and hospitals nationwide have implemented Meatless Monday programs to improve public health and promote environmental sustainability. It's easy to join in.

  • Miguel Villarreal went meatless after his "8th beef recall as a school food service director in a time span of 20 years." Don Prichard

Make Mine Meatless

"In 2011 we joined the Meatless Monday campaign," says Miguel Villarreal of the Novato (California) Unified School District. "We love that it allows us to educate our students and families on the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle."
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  • At UNT, it's easy to eat meat-free all week, thanks to special projects director Ken Botts. Jonathan Reynolds, Senior Photographer, UNT

Why Stop at Monday?

Ken Botts helped University of North Texas roll out Mean Greens, the country's first all-vegan dining hall. Botts calls the venture "hugely popular with students," noting that nine out of ten diners there are not vegetarian or vegan. "Nobody will even miss the meat," he says.

Winning Food-Service Recipes

Ready to get cooking? Download the eight best recipes [PDF] submitted to the 2014 Meatless Monday Recipe Contest for Food-Service Professionals.


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