There is no better place to educate our children about health and nutrition than in our nation’s schools!
Meatless Monday is now in hundreds of public and private K-12 schools, creating a weekly opportunity to introduce more plant-based foods and teach children about healthy eating. With more school cafeterias joining the movement every day, Meatless Monday is an easy, effective and affordable way to boost nutrition and start kids on a lifetime of good eating habits.
“We want to get the children while they’re young, teach them good eating habits, teach them about how to compose and make a salad, to make the right choices,”
— Gary Petill, Director of Food Services, to NBC affiliate, KNSD.
The San Diego Unified School District, acting on a measure passed last June by the school board, served up the district’s first Meatless Monday to elementary school (read more)
In an effort to promote healthy meal choices at school, the southern California school system – one of the largest in the U.S. – will be serving upwards of 650,000 nutritious, meat-free items for both breakfast and lunch. (read more)
Adding to the fight for children’s health, a network of six NYC charter schools are tackling the nation’s growing health concerns… (read more)