K-12 Climate-Friendly Meals for Meatless Monday…and Beyond

Meatless Monday, Friends of the Earth, and Forward Food have partnered to create simple-to-use materials to help schools and foodservice teams promote and increase the number of climate-friendly meals served. Plant-based meals support student health, wellbeing, and a more sustainable future. 

  • Millions of K-12 students participate in Meatless Monday and plant-based meal programs at schools across the U.S every week.   
  • Student interest and demand for plant-based and climate-friendly meals has never been higher. 

Climate-friendly Food Resources in This Guide: 

  • RECIPES: K-12 approved and kid tested plant-based recipes from Forward Food. All recipes meet the USDA guidelines for K-12 and childcare programs.
  • MARKETING: Ready-to-use marketing and social media materials to support your plant-based meal service. 
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Environmental information about plant-based meals.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Sample newsletters and promotional campaign materials.

Additional climate-friendly meal marketing materials and communications: 

Foodservice & School Resources:

Student Resources: