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New Zealand hospital introduces Meat Free Mondays after successful trial

A hospital in New Zealand has confirmed plans to fully implement a Meat Free Mondays scheme following a successful trial

Nelson and Wairau Hospital cafés will no longer be selling meat products on a Monday and have phased out ham and bacon,


It is part of Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH) Healthy Food and Beverage Policy to limit the intake of meat.


Dr Rob Beaglehole, Public Health Advocate said:

“Promoting healthier food options, and reducing the consumption of red and processed meat, will help drive better health outcomes for our community, and as a healthcare provider reducing the risk to public health has got to be a priority.
“We are encouraging everyone to get behind the global movement towards a more plant-based diet and experience the health and environmental benefits of reduced meat consumption.”

Meat Free Mondays were launched earlier this week.

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