Organization:  Andrés is the Food Sovereignty Campaign at Friends of the Earth Space.

When you think of Meatless Monday, what’s one word that comes to mind?: Healthy diet.

Tell us about something going on in your country or city addressing meat reduction: In the coming year, we want to see a transformation of school menus to reduce the amount and frequency of meat served. To this end, we are initiating advocacy work with public officials to make this happen.

If you could give one piece of advice or an easy step people could take to reduce their meat consumption, what would it be?: 

It is essential to eat less meat. Establish a number of meals per week in which you consume meat and try to reduce that number.

What’s your favorite plant-based dish?: 

My favorite plant-based (and my son’s as well) is my grandmother’s lentils. The secret is to cook the lentils with great care. While they are cooking, fry or boil vegetables you like best, mash them and then add them to the lentils. Add a bit of paprika and they are the perfect dish for children who find it difficult to eat vegetables.

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