When: 18th - 24th of September 2017

Go meat free for a week in support of Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Why go meat free for Meat Free Week?

Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get New Zealanders 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.

An initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia, Bowel Cancer New Zealand are delighted 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.

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.

Going meat free for seven days is a great way to get New Zealanders 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 you can register here.