25 January 2011

Food service provider Sodexo promotes 'Meatless Mondays'

Meatless Monday is climbing up the corporate ladder. Food service giant Sodexo has announced plans to promote the program in all its dining halls.

Sodexo serves more than ten million customers a day and operates facilities in corporations, hospitals, colleges, long-term care, retirement homes and government offices.

The company has started to provide and promote at least one plant based entrée on the menu each week at its hospital accounts and will expand the program this month to its corporate and government accounts.

Sodexo released the following statement:

A diet rich in whole grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts, and fruits along with a regular exercise program is consistently associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity and consequently less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and overall mortality according to scientific research reported in respected peer-reviewed publications including the American Journal of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Um, yeah, we know! Welcome to our world and let’s hope meatless meals catch on every day of the week.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw | email
Robin lives in New York City where she loves to check out all the vegan eateries. When she's not writing for TDIV, Robin enjoys taking dance lessons, reading, practicing yoga, hanging out with her cat Maggie, baking vegan treats, and volunteering at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Feel free to add Robin as a friend on Facebook.

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