Meat Free Week challenges participants to give up meat for seven days and raise funds for a great cause.
Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to start thinking about how much meat you eat and the impact eating too much meat can have.
Everyone is invited to take the Meat Free Week challenge and discover how easy it is to make little changes that can create a big difference.
Delicious recipes are just the start.
Challenge yourself, your family, your friends and colleagues to give up meat for seven days.
Sign up for Meat Free Week and raise funds for a great cause!
Not able to participate, but still want to help make real change happen? Make a donation today.
If you're already living meat free, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved in Meat Free Week.
+ Meat Free Week: Live well. Eat well. Be well.
- Adopt a physically active lifestyle.
- Consume a healthy diet with an emphasis on plant-based foods.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
The latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics found that the average Australian now consumes 27.9kg of pork per year, more than double the 11.7kg in 1975. In addition, Aussies eat around 27.9kg of beef per person, per year.
The World Health Organisation has classified red meat – including, beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat – as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
WHO found an even stronger link between processed meat – such as salami and hotdogs, and bowel cancer.
Studies conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund show bowel cancer risk increases by 12% per 100g of red meat consumed per day and that bowel cancer risk increases by 16% per 50g of processed meat consumed per day.
- ¼ cooked hamburger = 80g
- 8 oz steak = 170g
- Spaghetti Bolognese sauce = 100g
- 1 large sausage = 40g processed meat
- 3 slices of ham = 70g processed meat
Read more about how you can reduce your bowel cancer risk.