Starting this year, Lisa Shamai Cuisiniere will be offering a Meatless Monday special!
The Meatless Monday campaign was launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centre for a Livable Future-- and now, the "cut out meat one day a week" program is active in 23 countries and growing! It's good for your health and good for the planet!
For the environment
Cutting down on meat is the most powerful way for each of us to fight climate change and reduce our ecological footprint. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls the meat industry “one of the most significant contributors to the world’s environmental problems,” including acid rain, deforestation, water and land pollution. According to the FAO, animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of global climate change, more than all forms of transportation. With one-third of the world’s cereal harvest and 90 percent of the world’s soy harvest being raised for animal feed, the energy required to grow those crops is a major factor in toxic gas emissions.
For your health
Meat free meals are nutritionally sound and provide proven health benefits that can help to prevent and manage a number of chronic diseases and conditions. Currently in Canada rates of type-2 diabetes and levels of overweight and obesity are epidemic in scope. About 1.8 million Canadians aged 12 and over, or 5.5% of the population, have been diagnosed with diabetes. Almost 60% of adults ages 18 and over, or 14.1 million Canadians, are overweight or obese (26% of Canadian children and adolescents aged 2 to 17 are overweight or obese).
Old ways of thinking on vegetarianism have shifted in the last decades as experts in health and nutrition such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dietitians of Canada, and American Dietetics Association support and outline the benefits of vegetarian diets.
We believe that you will NOT miss meat or chicken meals at all in your Monday food ordered from Lisa Shamai Cuisiniere.
Give it a try, & let us know what you think!
Please check our website for updates,
& jump on the bandwagon!
Expand your eating & cooking repertoire!
Recipes available on request!!