Meatless Monday progress in Italy
In Italy, Meatless Monday progress is led by two groups.
Meatless Monday Italia, is a grassroots movement led by world food lover Marcela Senise. As an ambassador for the Food Revolution, Marci shares recipes and teaches healthy meat-free eating to school children. Marcela represented Italy at the 2014 Meatless Monday workshop in NYC. In October 2014, she promoted Meatless Monday at the “Slow Food Conference Salone Internazionale del Gusto”.
Lunedì No Meat efforts are led by “the green chef” Francesca Molica Colella. The campaign launched November 2014 in Sicily with a two day event to feature a convention and press conference. The event showcased plant-based foods from all over Italy and offered vegetarian food tastings. The mayor of Capo d’Orlando, in Sicily, endorsed Meatless Monday with the intention to spread the movement to community schools and restaurants. Francesca organizes veggie cooking lessons to educate people and restaurants on how to substitute meat on Mondays and live healthier every day. The campaign grows with the support of doctors, famous athletes and government. Check out the Lunedì No Meat Facebook, to keep up with campaign news, vegetarian recipes, and the global meatless movement.