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Meatless Monday Puts More Veggies On Menus

  • NPR, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:03 AM

Americans consume 270 pounds of meat per year on average, well above any other country in the world. The 10-year-old Meatless Monday campaign has been an effort to deal with this. The campaign encourages cutting out meat one day a week to improve health and the environment. Several studies have demonstrated that people are more likely to try to quit smoking, begin a diet or exercise regimen, schedule doctors' appointments or adopt other healthy behaviors on Monday. 

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