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Meatless Monday

meatless monday logoCelebrate Meatless Monday at Pellissippi State Community College! One day a week, cut out meat, and make it a Meatless Monday!

The PSCC Hardin Valley campus cafeteria offers a special meatless entree, soup, and grill options each Monday. (There are meatless pizza, salad, hot bar veggies, and grill options EVERY day, though, and options with meat are served every day as well.) The Blount County, Division Street, and Magnolia Avenue campuses, which feature lunch-time catering, always have meatless options, too. (The Strawberry Plains campus does not yet offer food service on campus.)

The Meatless Monday Campaign is an international movement to help people reduce their meat consumption by 15% to improve personal health and the health of the planet. Learn how choosing to go meatless every Monday (or more often!) helps make you a healthier person and helps our planet, too It's all about choice!

Why choose to go Meatless on Monday? Because reducing meat intake may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions. Some health benefits include limiting cancer risk, reducing heart disease, fighting diabetes, curbing obesity, and living longer. There are also important environmental benefits. The occasional (or more often!) meatless meal can also help cut your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water (by minimizing usage) and fossil fuel (by reducing dependence). So why NOT go Meatless on Monday?

But keep in mind that just going meatless is not enough. Add healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives to your diet each week. And, if you do eat meat on other days, please go greener and choose grass-fed, hormone-free, locally-raised options whenever possible.

Click here for more information about the international Meatless Monday campaign and for a list of terrific meatless recipes.