Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
On March 4, Quorn Foods responds to an article discussing the Meatless Monday movement, saying that the movement’s growing popularity is helping more and more people work easy vegetarian meals into their weekly meal plans.
According to Fox News, Meatless Monday is more than just a new fad: “Its roots actually go back to World War I when meat (among other things) was rationed. In 2003, the idea reemerged as part of a public health campaign to encourage healthier eating endorsed by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.”
Meatless Monday was founded with the intention of reducing Americans’ issues with cholesterol and heart disease by reducing people’s intake of saturated fat reports Fox News. “But getting people to cut back on things they love without being a nag or a nanny isn't easy,” says the article. When Meatless Monday campaign was initiated in the early 2000s, “the Surgeon General recommended lowering meat consumption by 15 percent in order to cut down on saturated fat.” Sid Lerner, who conceived of the idea, “recognized that 15 percent works out to about one day a week.”
Fox News reports that during the intervening years, Meatless Mondays has developed into a bona fide movement. “Even some big named chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batalli and John Fraser of the New York City restaurant Dovetail, have pledged to go meat-free in their restaurants on Mondays.”
David Wilson, Quorn Foods representative, responded stating, “Meatless Mondays aren’t about pushing vegetarianism on people. They’re about promoting the idea of exploring meatless alternatives just one day each week. This is a manageable goal that almost anyone can get behind. That’s laudable, because it means more people are being reached.”
Wilson goes on to speak about Quorn foods and their relation to the popularity of the movement. “Our philosophy at Quorn foods is similarly broad-reaching. We want to provide an alternative to meat – not just for established vegetarians and vegans, but we also want to open doors to the struggling flexitarians out there looking to improve their diet and their well-being.”
Quorn Foods launched nationally in the US in 2002. Unlike other vegetarian food companies, Quorn Foods use mycoprotein: a naturally occurring, healthy form of protein that replicates the taste and texture of meat while being significantly lower in saturated fats and calories. Quorn Foods offer a wide range of products including ready to serve meals, food for your barbecue, breaded meat substitutes, snacks and components to make your own meals from scratch. The wonderful taste of Quorn meatless meals provides the taste of the foods you love without sacrificing nutrition.