“Inspired by the Meat Free Monday campaign for the earth, animals and health, we at the Nikkoku Trust introduced veggie menus for the first time this year at some of the Japanese Government’s staff canteens. It’s a great honour to join this global action launched by Sir Paul McCartney, and we will continue to promote Meat Free Monday here in Japan with a variety of satisfying veggie meals.” – Keisuke Abe
Keisuke Abe is the manager of the Nikkoku Trust, a general food supply company in Japan which has been operating and managing staff canteens of private companies, public agencies and public facilities nationwide, since 1941, under their motto “to deliver health and smiles to customers with delicious foods”.
“The good thing about Meat Free Monday is that it takes little effort – you simply don’t eat meat on Mondays. The greater number of people who support this, the greater the impact on the planet!”
Lauren Laverne is a radio DJ, television presenter, author and singer.
“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imagine how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”
Bath Spa University
“At Bath Spa we are proud to be supporting Meat Free Monday as a way of reducing our carbon footprint and reducing our killing of animals, whilst helping people to eat healthier at the same time. It’s imperative, at the current time of ecological crisis, that we reduce our consumption of carbon intensive meat and dairy, and we’re happy to support a global movement that’s addressing this necessary action.” – Cody Moir
Cody Moir is the 2016-2017 Environment and Ethics Officer at Bath Spa University’s Student’s Union. The University considers environmental sustainability in all its activities and uses the Ecocampus scheme to manage impacts. It was ranked 1st out of 46 universities participating in the Student Barometer (a survey conducted around the world) in the Autumn Wave 2016 for “Eco-friendly attitude”.
“Meat Free Monday is the most brilliant excuse to focus on the incredible variety of veggies out there – the flavours, textures and wonderful dishes you can create are beyond belief. So here’s to Meat Free Monday and frankly, meat free Wednesdays too.”
Jamie Oliver, MBE, is a British chef, restaurateur and media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more.
“I’ve been vegetarian since 11 and have seen a huge shift in the perception of vegetarian food and drink since the late eighties. It’s great that I’m now able to showcase the best in vegetarian food by using modern, innovative techniques throughout 1847. We’re always looking at ways to encourage diners to try plant based foods and what perfect way to support this by offering a great discount each and every Monday.” – Damien Davenport
Damian Davenport is the owner the 1847 restaurants which specialise in high quality, locally produced vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dining in their restaurants in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed. To celebrate Meat Free Monday, the Birmingham and Manchester 1847 restaurants offer three courses from their a la carte for the price of two, plus a free cocktail in their bar Dandelion if you book online quoting MFM.
“We love the way Meat Free Monday helps everyone try out eating more plants, just one easy Monday at a time. At allplants our plant-powered prepared meals are here to help you live fully with our creative and delicious eats that are good for you and the planet” – Jonathan Petrides
Jonathan Petrides is the founder of allplants, which delivers tasty, totally plant-based, meals to doorsteps UK-wide. allplants offers an exciting collection of dishes using wholesome ingredients that are prepared fresh, delivered frozen and ready-to-cook at home. MFM supporters can get a 10% discount using the code ‘meatfreemonday’ at the online check out.
“To change a culture you need to start at a young age. We now have children aged 0 to 5 adopting Meat Free Monday across our nurseries, so it will be completely normal to the next generation. It is also a great excuse to eat more vegetables and introduce new flavours to our children.” – Mark Webster
Mark Webster is the Catering Manager at Just Childcare, a family of day nurseries, with over 30 locations across the North of England. Putting children and their health at the heart of everything they do, Just Childcare introduced Meat Free Monday to their nursery menus in October 2015 to ensure their children grow up healthily and learn to preserve the environment.
“By following Meat Free Monday, you not only help the planet but also eat in a more compassionate and health conscious way.”
Leona Lewis a singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the third series of the The X Factor in 2006. She has had nine top ten hits in the UK.
Smart Diet Scale
“The rise in global obesity rates over the last three decades has been substantial and widespread, presenting a major public health epidemic in both the developed and the developing world. We at Smart Diet Scale support Meat Free Monday’s efforts not only to help the earth’s carbon footprint, but to slow the worldwide problem of obesity.” – Nick Batsikouras
Nick Batsikouras is the Inventor/Founder/CEO of Smart Diet Scale, committed to helping people choose healthier food choices and lifestyles.