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Letter: Aspen Valley Hospital supports Meatless Mondays

Aspen Valley Hospital supports Meatless Mondays

I would like to thank Aspen Valley Hospital for hosting the Aspen Meatless Monday Community Dinner on Monday. Twenty members of the community attended and enjoyed a delicious meat-free menu created and prepared by registered dietician Sandy Holmes. Along with dinner, we watched “Forks Over Knives,” a documentary about how eating a plant-based diet can not only keep us healthy but in some cases, reverse disease, such as heart disease and diabetes. I would also like to thank Shelly for her help with the audio and visual equipment. I think I speak for all of the attendees when saying how much we appreciate how much Aspen Valley Hospital supports and promotes wellness and good health in our community. Thank you so much!

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit public health initiative in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Launched in 2003, the goal of Meatless Monday is to cut saturated fat intake, which in turn reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Going meatless one day a week also decreases our carbon footprint and saves precious resources such as fresh water and fossil fuel. Aspen Meatless Mondays has been in existence for almost four years. We get together regularly to share ideas for meat-free meals, listen to speakers, view documentaries and to participate in cooking classes and demonstrations.

Once again, thank you Aspen Valley Hospital for your support.

Dawn Shepard

Aspen Meatless Monday

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