Meatless Monday

The History of Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday has been around since World War I, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that every Tuesday should be meatless. The effort later died and was resurrected during World War II, until it was brought up again in 2003.

Environmental Positives of Meatless Monday

Limiting eating meat by the consumption of water - approximately 1,850 gallons of water are used for one pound of meat

Reducing the greenhouse effect - making meat uses a significant amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogenous oxide

Health Benefits

Reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes- limiting the consumption of meats and replenishing them with grains and other vegetables has been show to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 30 percent