Go meat free for a week in support of Bowel Cancer Australia
Why go meat free for Meat Free Week?
Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get Aussies thinking about how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.
With education, awareness and the information to make informed choices, the goal is that for the other 51 weeks of the year meat-eaters will consider portion sizes when including meat as part of a balanced diet.
As the health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia continues to be involved in this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action as studies show bowel cancer risk increases relative to the amount of red and processed meat consumed.
Bowel Cancer Australia's Community Engagement Manager Claire Annear said that the charity was excited to continue to be involved with Meat Free Week.
"Studies show bowel cancer risk increases by 17% per 100g of red meat consumed per day; and bowel cancer risk increases by 18% per 50g of processed meat consumed per day," Ms Annear said.
"Going meat free for seven days is a great way to get Aussies thinking about the amount of meat they eat, and cutting down to help reduce their bowel cancer risk."
Meat Free Week will be running from 18-24th September 2017 and registrations are now open.
Like to get involved this Meat Free Week and support Bowel Cancer Australia?
For more information please visit our Risk Factors webpage or download Bowel Cancer Australia's Modifiable Risk Factors brochure.
Are you up for the challenge?