November 1, 2010

Meatless Monday campaign comes to Homewood Nov. 1

Starting today, every dining hall on the Homewood campus will offer vegetarian menu specials as part of the Meatless Monday campaign.

The national Meatless Monday campaign was launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The effort’s primary focus is to reduce the consumption of saturated fat by 15 percent, following the recommendations of the “Healthy People 2010” report issued by then U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher. Meatless Monday also is intended to raise awareness of the environmental and public health impact of industrial meat production linked to water use, climate change and pollution.

Meals containing meat will still be available.