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 Sophia School, a co-ed institution established in 1995, just marked its second year of Meatless Monday participation. (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)
Last fall, the Philadelphia City Council passed a Meatless Monday resolution. This spring, the city’s schools took that resolution and acted on it. (read more)