Every month at work, I get emails inviting me to sign up for a "Health Challenge". Most of the time I don't do it, because I feel to busy. But, this month's challenge sounds pretty easy and fun.
The health challenge for June is to focus on healthy eating. I received an email with lot's of web sites for locally grown produce. As part of this challenge I get to set my own goals. An example of a goal that they gave us, is to go the local Farmer's Market :) FUN!
The part that I am for sure going to try to do and you can as well, is Meatless Mondays. The goal is to go at least two Monday's in the month of June without eating any meat. I didn't know this prior to yesterday, but there is a global movement called Meatless Mondays. (which as a side note, it seems that there is a global movement for just about everything! how can I keep up? sigh...)
Anyway, I checked out the site yesterday and it was interesting. Meatless Monday is a global movement to help in the fight against obesity. I looked at some of the numbers, which were frightening but not really surprising. A link to NPR on the site states, based on current rates by the year 2030, 50% of Americans will be obese.
Does anyone else feel like the movie WALL-E could become reality?? Yikes
Also, just as an FYI...There was another E. Coli outbreak, this time in Europe. Here is a link to the news on the outbreak in Germany. This news made me curious about E. Coli and why in the world it is so out of control. Here is another link, it might gross you out.
But, if you have seen the documentary Food Inc., you may already know of the awful condition of slaughter houses and so you may not be as grossed out.
I am committing to do Meatless Monday for the entire month of June :) Join me if you want...Mare, prepare for Meatless Monday when I am there. Andrew will be a big fan, I am sure ;)