In January, Penn Dining Services launched its Meatless Monday program, encouraging students to go meatless during lunch on Mondays in order to make healthier choices and to consider their own environmental impact. The program runs every Monday in all University dining halls, and the meat usually served in the "comfort" lines, "expo" stations, and soup kettles has been replaced with a plant-based food.Skipping meat one day a week has many benefits for the health of individuals, our nation and the planet. Reducing your intake of meat reduces heart disease and stroke, limits cancer risk and curbs obesity. It also minimizes water usage, reduces greenhouse gases and lowers our fuel dependence.
Penn Dining and Bon Appétit worked with the student-run Dining Advisory Board to institute the program. READ MORE