Wisconsin university discontinues Meatless Mondays
OSHKOSH, Wis.—Pork sausages, turkey tacos and baked chicken returned to Blackhawk Commons’ entrée line Monday after the campus dining hall eliminated its Meatless Mondays program due to unpopularity among customers.
According to University Dining’s now-defunct Meatless Mondays website, Blackhawk implemented the student-proposed Meatless Mondays in fall 2012 to introduce healthy vegetarian selections at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Benefits of the weekly program included reducing costs to transport livestock that is passed on to the customers, minimizing the heavy carbon footprint the meat industry generates, and lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer.
As part of the program, most of Blackhawk’s food stations offered vegetarian options for the day. The exception was the grill, which continuously offered chicken patties and hamburgers every week.