Kellogg introduces Meat Free Mondays

5 September 2018

Kellogg has introduced Meat Free Mondays, encouraging our members to skip meat for one day a week to improve their health and help the planet. All meals served in the Dining Hall each Monday will be meat free.

Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week. It is supported by a number of celebrities including Vivienne Westwood, Sir Richard Branson, Fearne Cotton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Thompson, Sir Paul McCartney and Jamie Oliver.

Many of the world’s leading health organisations now encourage a reduction in the amount of meat people consume. The World Cancer Research Fund recommends we “choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat”. In 2010, a study carried out by Oxford University’s department of public health found that eating meat no more than three times a week could prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from stroke, as well as save the NHS £1.2 billion in costs each year.

Our Head Chef, Jonathan Wilmot, said “We have introduced Meat Free Mondays as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental impact, as well as helping members of our community reduce their meat consumption by offering them a varied and delicious vegetarian menu each Monday”.

Download this term’s Lunch and College Dinner menu (pdf).

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