Meatout self-proclaims to be the world's largest and oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 20 with numerous local community activities and events around the world including the United States, France, Germany and Italy.

The message this year, like the past 24, is to promote veganism for health and environmental benefits by highlighting the obesity epidemic and the rise in vegan and meat, dairy alternatives in schools, markets and restaurants.

To get involved: Meatout offers online banners, ask individuals to consider becoming vegan - if veganism is not for you, perhaps try joining Meatout Mondays with a selection of Italian Meatout vegan recipes on the Italian site.

For more info on Meatout 2010 and the international campaigns visit: