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Los Angeles Adopts ‘Meatless Mondays’ Campaign

(via Global Post)

Progress! On Friday, LA became the biggest city in the country to officially embrace “Meatless Monday, designed to encourage its residents to go vegetarian at least once a week.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt the measure and declared one day a week to be officially meat free.

Congresswoman Jan Perry, who put the measure forward with Councilman Ed Reyes, cited growing concerns about high obesity rates and the environmental impact of eating too much meat.

“Eating less meat can prevent and even reverse some of our nation’s most common illnesses,” Perry said, referring to health problems such as colon, prostate and breast cancers, as well as heart disease, reports NBC News.

“We’ve become disconnected in some ways from the simple truth that our health is directly affected by the foods we eat,” she added.

Take the pledge to go meatless on Mondays!

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LYFE Kitchen To Open Second Location In LA

LYFE (short for Love Your Food Everyday) a health-focused fast-casual concept founded by a former McDonald’s executive, is scheduled to open a second location in Los Angeles. LYFE features a menu of entrees that contain fewer than 600 calories each and are reduced in sodium, plus some organic and sustainably raised ingredients.

As in Palo Alto location, the Los Angeles restaurant will be built as sustainably as possible, using recycled materials and renewable or responsibly managed resources. The LA location will be located in Culver City and is expected to open by late 2012 or early 2013.

Seems like LYFE is a perfect fit for LA living!