Meatless Monday

The administration at your school is considering adopting a campus-wide “Meatless Monday” policy. Specifically, they are interested in learning how different implementation levels (for example, full or partial) will impact finances, nutrition, and the environment from your school’s perspective.  You may wish to consider how the social attitudes at your school could influence your findings. In order to provide guidance in the decision-making process, your team has been asked to perform an unbiased quantitative analysis on the impacts of adopting this policy.

*If your school already has a Meatless Monday policy consider this alternate version.
Already Meatless
The administration at your school is considering changing the current “Meatless Monday” policy. Specifically, they are interested in learning how different implementation levels (for example, full or partial or removal of the plan) will impact finances, nutrition and the environment from your school’s perspective. In order to provide guidance in the decision-making process, your team has been asked to perform an unbiased quantitative analysis on the impacts of altering this policy.


Problem author: Maj. Jessica Libertini, Ph.D., assistant professor at Virginia Military Institute