Meatless Mondays

Why Meatless?

Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

Why Monday?

For most Americans the week begins on Monday. On Monday we move from the freedom of the weekend back to the structure of work or school. We set our intentions for the next six days. We plan ahead and evaluate progress.

Logo for Meatless Monday

Nutritional Guidelines

It’s easy to go meatless on Monday. In place of chicken, beef, pork or fish, just look for protein from beans, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds instead. Interested in learning more about nutrition?  Contact our Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator Heather Carrera, MS, CNS at or 585-245-5569.

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Learn more about the impacts of eating less and greener meat at Meat - Eat Less, Eat Greener

Take the pledge to eat less and greener meat!

Cutting back on meat not only helps the environment; it also lowers your risk of serious health problems such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancers.

If you want to eat healthier and help green the planet at the same time, it only takes a small step to make a difference -- please join us today.

I pledge to try to skip meat at least one day a week and to include more healthy fruits and vegetables in my diet. Not only will I be doing something good for my body, I'll also be doing something good for the environment.