Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declares another ‘Meat on the Menu Day’

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Friday that he has designated Sunday as “Meat on the Menu Day.”

On this day, Nebraskans are encouraged to purchase and eat beef, chicken, lamb or another kind of meat, according to the proclamation.

“I am proclaiming March 20th as Meat On the Menu Day in Nebraska,” Ricketts said.  “It’s a great opportunity for families to go to a restaurant or pick up some meat at the store to grill at home.  You’ll be getting a great, nutritious meal while supporting our farmers and ranchers.”

“Meat on the Menu Day” is in response to the national MeatOut campaign, which is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to consider a plant-based diet.

Last year, Ricketts proclaimed March 20 as “Meat on the Menu Day” in response to Colorado’s meatless day.

The full proclamation can be read here.

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