Los Angeles Public Schools Implement Meatless Mondays For Student Health

March 11th, 2013


school-lunch-idea-thumb-550x365In 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.

Since 2003, hundreds of public and private schools from K-12 to college have discovered and adopted the campaign and believe it’s an easy, effective, and fun way to boost health awareness among the student body.

Following is a partial list of school districts that have advocated for and implemented Meatless Monday in their school cafeterias:

Albuquerque Public Schools, NM , Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI, Arlington County Schools, VA
Aspen School District, CO, Baltimore City Public Schools, MD, Bellevue School District, WA,
Covington Ind. Public Schools, KY, Granite School District, UT, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL,
Oneida County Schools, NY, Randolph County Schools, NC, Savannah Chatham County, GA

“We’re excited by the news in L.A. schools. Meatless Monday meals are a great weekly opportunity to teach students about healthy eating, balanced diets and overall well-being,” says Sid Lerner, Chairman of the Monday Campaigns.

Interested in bringing Meatless Monday to your school district? Here’s a toolkit to get you started!