“We need farmers and ranchers to celebrate that animal protein is an important part of diet and provide information to their local schools and universities about the need for protein in the diet and making informed choices, not just buying into it because it sounds good or popular and trendy,” Johnson suggested. “I encourage all stakeholders and the public to download this information because there is need to correct the information that is being put out there.”
How you can get informed
On the Animal Agriculture Alliance Web site under Current Issues there is a Meatless Mondays tab with many resources for agricultural partners that they can download on why meat is important, meat and nutrition resource guides, talking points about Meatless Mondays they can share with school systems, and other information they can provide locally to their schools and universities. There is also information on agricultural production including animal care and the environment. These materials are all downloadable and free.