Newswise — NEW YORK -- Doctor/Chef Robert Graham held a session at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show on, “FRESH Food Tips for a Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle, One Meal at a Time.” Dr. Graham is the co-founder of FRESH Medicine, whose mission is to improve health by addressing the five pillars of well-being: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness.

As a longtime advocate of Meatless Monday, Dr. Graham encouraged attendees to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. During the session, Dr. Graham addressed ways that our food system and food trends have misshapen the way we eat and how to use food as medicineSaid simply, “Eat more plants; eat less meat. Meatless Monday is a simple way to eat more plants.”

Dr. Graham has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 10 years, as a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine. He believes that food holds the key to health and recently graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute, adding Chef to his certifications. Dr. Graham has taught over 500 healthcare workers, mostly doctors, how to cook whole food plant-based meals.


Join Dr. Graham, and the millions of people around the world who participate in Meatless Monday one day a week, for your health and the health of the planet. To find out more, visit


About Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday is a global movement, followed by millions, with a simple message: one day a week, cut out meat for personal health and the health of the planet. 

Launched in 2003, Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15% for our personal health and the health of the planet. For more information, visit