VegNews Daily

Boca Raton, Florida Goes Vegetarian on Mondays

The sunny city’s elderly population will benefit from its new Meatless Monday program.

The city of Boca Raton, FL has announced that it will be joining the Meatless Monday movement, encouraging its citizens to go vegetarian at the beginning of every workweek. This news is especially pertinent to Raton’s elderly population, in which nearly 20 percent of its residents are 65 years or older. Eliminating meat can help ward off chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes that affect many senior citizens, and the benefits of going veg, especially as one ages, are becoming more apparent in those who have chosen to take meat and dairy off their dinner plates. Fitness Hall of Fame inductee Jim Morris who went vegan in 1999, still works as a personal trainer and maintains the physique of a champion bodybuilder, while 67-year-old Bill Clinton credits his newfound heart health and weight loss to eating cruelty-free.

 Comments

Increased Fruit and Vegetables Options Served at Schools

80 percent of schools now offer two or more vegetables per meal, but are children eating them?
Read More »

Time Goes Nuts for Almond Butter

Almond butter is a great food, says five nutritionists for the magazine.
Read More »

Worldwide Tour Showcases Vegan Food in 193 Countries

Blog campaign shows that you can be vegan in every country on the planet.
Read More »

New Report: Why SeaWorld Attendance Is Plummeting

Multiple factors—including a call to boycott from One Direction's Harry Styles—is causing the demise of the aquatic park.
Read More »

Vegan Dishes Win at the Iowa State Fair

Vegan pies, bars, soups, and salads make their mark at annual meat-and-dairy-laden fair.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »