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Weekly challenge: consider going meatless on Mondays

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation on Friday to embrace the notion of “meatless Mondays,” after the city council passed a resolution to urge residents to make a pledge to go vegetarian -- if they aren’t already -- one day a week. Restaurants will probably start offering more vegetarian options on Mondays, and supermarkets may put certain items like tofu on sale at the beginning of the week.

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative affiliated with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. The website provides information and recipes each week to help consumers reduce their consumption of meat by 15 percent to improve their health and the “health of the planet.”

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