Meatless Mondays is a term that is becoming more and more familiar to everyone. It is very interesting that this initiative that is a growing household term, restaurants, and cities in the United States. Meatless Mondays comes from President Herbert Hoover during World War I. During the war, President Hoover encouraged citizens to have Meatless Mondays and “Wheatless” Wednesdays to help with the ensuring the availability of food during the war.
In 2003, Meatless Mondays resurfaced to encourage less saturated fat in our diets. However, this initiative has grown further through research and has spread across the world. Meatless Monday — a simple idea sparks a global healthy food movement with Peggy Neu at TEDxManhattan provides history, meaning and psychological data that elaborates further about Meatless Mondays.
Assignment: Consider the challenge of a meatless Monday and what the facts are about why it can be a healthy start to your week. In the comment area, share the date that you are willing to start your Meatless Monday and why this video has encouraged you to participate.
Wikipedia contributors, “Meatless Monday,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meatless_Monday&oldid=616028085 (accessed August 4, 2014).