Campaign for 'Meatless Mondays' aims to improve health, environment

Could you give up meat one day a week? Katie Scott, a food policy coordinator for the New England branch of Humane Society of the United States, joins Kate Czaplinski on Coffee Break to discuss the Meatless Mondays campaign. Watch the video below to find out more, including a meat-free chili recipe.

What started as a way to send more meat to troops overseas during World War I and World War II, has a new purpose and is being promoted by the Humane Society.

According to Scott, going meatless one day a week can have a large health and environmental impact.  The Humane Society says people who eat fewer animal products have lower rates of obesity, dementia, arthritis, high blood pressure and other medical conditions.

Scott says there can also be a significant environmental impact.

According to Environmental Defense Fund, “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.”

Scott shares a delicious and inexpensive dairy and meat-free chili, to get your Meatless Monday underway.

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