How often are meatless options available to you throughout the week? What do these options have to do with our environment and water supplies? Plenty. The resources included in this section focus on animal agriculture, food choices, and creating a “Meatless Mondays” campaign to provide the option for eating plant-based foods one day a week at school, at home, and throughout the community. Several partners have contributed to these materials, including the John Hopkins Center for Livable Future and Participant Media (which financed and owns the documentary film Food, Inc.). You will see several references to Food, Inc. throughout these resources, including a primer on how to discuss the film’s issues with your class. So...what’s on your fork?
What’s On Your Fork
You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” But did you ever stop to consider the ways in which the world is what we eat? Food and water are inextricably connected, and common daily food choices may impact water in ways that surprise you. Thinking carefully about what we eat allows us to make daily, substantial contributions to our entire society. Learn more as you implement a MEATLESS MONDAY campaign to provide the option for eating plant-based foods one day a week at school, at home, and throughout your the community. Go ahead—take a bite!