Speakers from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Informed Sustainability Consulting, and Meatless Monday will explore how plant-based menu items can assist food service dining operations during these challenging times.
Members of the restaurant and foodservice community are among the groups that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these anxious times, it’s more important than ever to take care of our physical and emotional health. Dr/Chef Rob Graham, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of FRESH Medicine and Peggy Neu, President of The Monday Campaigns, will share advice for staying healthy and managing stress during these challenging times.
– The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health initiative, has announced Sherri Snelling, caregiving expert and corporate gerontologist, is taking a leading role with Caregiver Monday, a program dedicated to supporting the self-care of 65 million family caregivers by offering weekly health and wellness practices, research and collaborative activities through partner organizations.
The City of Clifton is using the power of Monday to make its residents healthier, one day at a time. As part of its Community Health Improvement Plan, the City of Clifton will kick off a Healthy Monday program, encouraging residents to use each Monday to get on a healthier track.
With the growing popularity of the plant-based movement, research shows that diners are increasingly requesting plant-based menu options for their personal health and the health of our planet. Doc/Chef Graham’s session will be enlightening. He’ll discuss how restaurants and foodservice venues can demonstrate their concern for the health of their customers.
DDG (Data Decisions Group) and the Monday Campaigns, a public health initiative, conducted research that showed that 20% of people that make New Year’s resolutions fall off in January and by July, 43% have given up on some of their top resolutions. People surveyed responded favorably to the idea of a “Monday Resolution”— with 73% of those who made a resolution in 2019 saying that recommitting every Monday would help them stay on track.
There’s a movement underway that’s putting the healthy back into health care by ensuring hospitals provide patients with nutritious plant-based food options. In 2020, a new coalition will help hospitals not just in New York but nationwide provide patients plant-based food options that combat rather than contribute to cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
On November 21, people from across the country will participate in this year’s Great American Smokeout, “Day 1” of their journey toward a smoke-free life. Deciding to quit is a major step forward, but research shows that it may take current smokers an average of 30 attempts before they successfully quit smoking for a year or more. To remain committed to the quit in the weeks and months following GASO, use the power of Mondays to stay on track.
Eat for Climate Week is raising awareness about the climate benefits of shifting to a more plant-rich diet. In celebration of Climate Week NYC, restaurants all over New York City will be showcasing delicious and climate-friendly dishes.
New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem to promote inclusive wellness and recreation. A Monday Mile is a commitment to walk, roll, or jog one mile every Monday either individually or with a group.
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels presented Sid Lerner with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at a Johns Hopkins luncheon on Monday, July 22, in New York City. Lerner, an ad executive turned public health advocate, founded the Meatless Monday movement, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
When kids help prepare meals, they eat healthier, learn important life skills and perform better in school. The Kids Cook Monday is an non-profit initiative from the Monday Campaigns that encourages families to make and eat meals together. Learn more about how to bring this program to your community through this video.
Through culinary literacy programming, The Kids Cook Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, and New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative at Rutgers University are promoting healthier eating. Getting kids involved in preparing meals makes them more likely to try healthier foods and sustain healthy eating habits over time.
On Friday, May 31st, the World Health Organization will ask smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. To increase the odds for success, researchers suggest using every Monday as a weekly opportunity to quit and stay quit.
Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival. It’s a worldwide festival of parades, music and, of course, richer, fattier foods leading up to the 40-day season of Lent, during which millions of Christians observe this religious tradition by fasting or foregoing treats and meats. Richard McCarthy, Slow Food USA executive director and a Meatless Monday ambassador shares, “Green gumbo is perfect for people exploring vegetarian options for Mardi Gras, Meatless Monday, and the six weeks of Lent that follow.”
Chef Robert E. Graham will discuss how our food system and food trends have misshapen the way we eat and how to use food as medicine.
What you’ll learn from his session: How to leverage concepts like Meatless Monday to encourage consumers to increase their fruit and vegetable intake and why Monday is the best day for behavior change.
New Year’s has become a time when many smokers make a resolution to quit for good, but what happens after that? Quitting smoking is tough, and even with the strongest resolve, many smokers need a few quit attempts in order to stay quit. To support quitters everywhere, Quit & Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, developed the “Monday Quit Kit”. The toolkit provides evidence-based resources for individuals and tobacco cessation professionals that can help quitters stay on track over the long haul. After quitting on New Year’s, quitters can use every Monday as a weekly cue to recommit to their quit, celebrate progress, and quit again if they relapse.
To support the the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, Quit & Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, are introducing a new “Monday Quit Kit” for individuals and tobacco cessation professionals that can help quitters stay on track over the long haul.
Panelists will discuss how cities, businesses and organizations can work together to enhance climate action and how they’re uniquely positioned to help reach climate mitigation targets through policies, procurement and other strategies such as Meatless Monday.
Former ad agency professionals with The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health marketing organization, are adding levity backed by science to public health promotions. Their twists on usually understated nonprofit promo recently won two Hermes Creative Awards for video – Platinum for Happy New Week and Gold for 100 Years of Meatless Monday.
A common concern in going Meatless Monday is how to get enough protein. To address this, Meatless Monday teamed up with Johns Hopkins CLF to create the "Plant Protein Power" campaign. This campaign includes posters, social media graphics, GIFs and a list of frequently asked questions. This can be used by organizations as part of their wellness programs.
The American Heart Association will kick off Move More Month to rally everyone – individuals, friends and families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces to join together and move for health, fun and togetherness. To keep up the momentum after Move More Month, the Monday Mile is a great way to kick off each week by moving and getting exercise. Some strategies for getting started with during Move More Month are included as well.
High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future chefs faced a challenge recently in the nationwide 2018 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. Winners have been announced and will receive scholarships to attend college for culinary education.
Individuals, even carnivores who abstain from meat, have the opportunity to experience a wonderful variety of plant-based foods during Lent. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor. Kim O’Donnel, the first Meatless Monday blogger and author of critically acclaimed cookbooks shares tips and a tasty recipe.
New Year’s resolutions include quitting smoking on the top of the list. Despite their strong resolve, many smokers who quit on New Year’s will be puffing away by Groundhog’s Day. How can smokers break the pattern of failure? Research shows that Monday is an ideal “recommit day” because people are most open to healthy behavior, including quitting smoking.
High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs will face a challenge from the nationwide 2018 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. The challenge: create an innovative meatless grains dish and impress the distinguished panel of judges.
The new Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides are ideal resources for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes. The guides provide restaurant and foodservice operators guidance to help start and promote a Meatless Monday program, while keeping meat on their menus.
HealthGuru.com, the expert-driven consumer health site, and The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health organization associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities are working together to bring a message of wellness and empowerment to an ever-widening circle of health-conscious Americans. Every Monday, HealthGuru.com will feature on its home page a revolving set of informational videos and text about a Monday initiative.
In honor of AHA’s National Walking Day on April 5, Dr. Laura Sperazza, Director of Low Vision Services at Lighthouse Guild in NY, offers tips for walking a Monday Mile for individuals with low vision. The Monday Mile, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, encourages people from all walks of life to walk for their health by using Monday as the starting day.
Super Bowl champion Roland aims to call attention to the needs of underserved youth and their families. He works with celeb chef Danny Boome, and teaching artist for Young Audiences of Rochester Michelle Cardulla. They partner to inspire kids to move from fast foods to plant foods with Meatless Monday.
Research shows that only 8% of people making New Year’s resolutions end up achieving them each year. Some health experts believe a more effective approach would be to follow New Year’s with a recommit strategy that capitalizes on the natural momentum of the weekly cycle.
The 2017 nationwide Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest will challenge high school students from underserved communities, aspiring to become future celebrity chefs, to create innovative meatless noodle dishes. They will need to impress a distinguished panel of judges.
The Quit & Stay Quit Monday goal is to use this year’s Great American Smokeout as the kickoff to kick the habit. In the weeks that follow, QSQM stands ready to provide proven tobacco cessation tips and tools to help quitters stay smoke free through the holidays and into the New Year. These resources are available for free at: www.quitmonday.org.
The World Health Summit 2016 is endorsing Meatless Monday. WHS’ endorsement fits in with the summit’s session on “Planetary Health” that will explore the long-term health implications of changes in the environment caused for example through their effects on food and agriculture.
On May 31st, the World Health Organization hopes to spur the nearly one billion smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. While this annual event generates media attention and is a potential starting point for many quit attempts, without a sustained effort these smokers will likely be puffing away again in a matter of weeks.
Researchers say that one way to keep the momentum going after this once-a-year push to get smokers’ attention, is to use every Monday as a weekly opportunity to support smokers in their efforts to quit and stay quit.
The Lerner Centers for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse, Johns Hopkins and Columbia universities all participate in the Monday Mile program. The Monday Mile is part of The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit organization, which dedicates the first day of every week to health. The organization offers a free Monday Mile Starter Kit and resources for workplaces, campuses and community groups to start their own program.
You're invited to chat with Caregiver Monday & CareGiving.com every Monday beginning Monday, March 28th. The event takes place from 11 A.M. EST - 3 P.M. EST. Our Caring Lunch Hour Chat is open to anyone who cares for or has cared for a family member or friend with a chronic illness, disease or disability.
To join the Caring Lunch Hour discussion, go to CareGiving.com and click the orange “chat” button on the home page.
Diana Rice, a registered dietitian on staff with The Monday Campaigns (the nonprofit organization behind Meatless Monday), offers these tips to get your health back on track after an indulgent Super Bowl Sunday.
Public health experts think the key to success to turn our New Year’s resolutions into reality is to bring the “fresh start” mindset of the beginning of the year to the beginning of every week. Research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that Monday is akin to a “mini-New Year.” Reinforcing this “fresh start” Monday mindset with weekly cues and reminders can be a powerful tool in helping people sustain healthy behaviors over time.
The connection of meat consumption to climate change is not garnering the serious attention it deserves at the Paris climate talks. Representatives from 15 Meatless Monday countries including USA, Israel, Korea, Denmark, France, Italy, Nigeria, Jamaica and Kuwait, will join leading scientists, politicians and chefs at a session at COP21. Their goal: To underline the link between meat and climate change, and the impact that simple changes in our diet, like going meatless one day a week, can make in slowing global warming. http://www.meatlessmonday.com/paris/
Quit and Stay Quit Monday (QSQM) and The Great American Smokeout are combating the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States. On Thursday, November 19th the 39th annual Great American Smokeout celebrates smokers kicking the habit. Research shows smokers are most successful when they have continued support. Using weekly words of encouragement and accessible free materials, QSQM helps guide clients to success throughout the quitting process.
The Monday Campaigns announces the publication of "Meatless Monday Goes to School" -- a beautifully designed, free collection of 30 meatless lunch recipes to help K-12 foodservice directors and community advocates implement the Meatless Monday initiative in schools. The e-cookbook addresses the need of K-12 schools for delicious vegetarian recipes that fulfill the meat/meat alternate component of the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) meal pattern.
LIU has adopted “I Love New York Water,” an initiative of the Monday Campaigns, which fosters healthy agendas on college campuses across the nation. Campus constituents signed pledges to forego bottled water, opting for economical and eco-friendly refillable water bottles that can be topped off at any of the dozens of water refill stations on campuses.
Quit & Stay Quit Monday helps quitters take advantage of 52 chances a year to quit for good. Individuals can join Quit & Stay Quit on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to access free tips and stay connected with the support community.