Meatless Monday for K-12 Schools

Interest in Meatless Monday has never been higher

Now is the best time to introduce a Meatless Monday program to your K-12 school cafeterias. As student interest in and enthusiasm for vegetarian and vegan options continues to surge, Meatless Monday offers a simple and economical program to implement.

Meatless Monday doesn’t mean you can’t serve meat – you can!

Simply highlight the meatless items and dishes you already offer or create new ones for Meatless Monday – all while keeping the meat and seafood items on your menu. It’s that simple. And your students and faculty will appreciate the new meatless choices.

Why Go Meatless Monday?

● Demonstrates commitment to student health
● Teaches and promotes healthy eating habits
● Reduces environmental impact
● Presents a leadership role in promoting sustainable food
● Meets the growing demand for plant-based dishes
● Fosters collaboration between students, teachers and foodservice staff

Major companies now feature Meatless Monday

These include Sodexo, Aramark, and Whitsons Culinary Group, as well as leading restaurant groups. Thousands of restaurants and foodservice operations around the world are now participating in Meatless Monday. Get involved today.

Evidence-backed Research

See the Friends of the Earth report that proves how climate-friendly school food with Meatless Monday can save millions of gallons of water, reduce your carbon footprint, and save money.

We have everything you need to get started right away. It’s all downloadable and all available for free!

Foodservice One Sheet
A brief outline of the compelling health and environmental benefits of implementing a Meatless Monday program in your school. It includes a few noteworthy highlights from the hundreds of participating schools, and key steps to get started now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodservice Implementation Guide
We interviewed leaders in the foodservice industry who are currently operating successful Meatless Monday programs and organized their best practices into this new step-by-step guide. See how Meatless Monday can benefit your school system today.

 

 

 

 

Free Resources
Digital graphics for online and social media plus printouts for posters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Guide: How to Get Meatless Monday Going at Your School
For students, parents, or staff to help get Meatless Monday started in your school.

 

 

 

 

Meatless Monday Goes to School
Looking for recipe inspiration? Download our K-12 e-cookbook

 

 

 

 

Contact us for more information and guidance


The following schools have introduced Meatless Monday programs to encourage people to reduce their meat consumption:

  • Academy for Global Citizenship  |  Chicago, IL
  • Academy of Technology  |  NYC,
  • Achievement First  |  CT
  • Albany School District  |  NY
  • Alum Rock Unified School District  |  CA
  • Amalia Castro School  |  NYC,
  • Amityville School District  |  NY
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools  |  MI
  • Arbeiderbevegelsens Folkehøgskole  |  Moelv, Norway
  • Aspen School District  |  CO
  • Attleboro School District  |  MA
  • Auburn School District  |  NY
  • Baltimore City Public Schools  |  MD
  • Basheer Quisim Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Battery Park City School  |  NYC,
  • Bellevue Union School District  |  CA
  • Berkley School District  |  MA
  • Bishop Unified School District  |  CA
  • Blind Brook SD/CFE  |  NY
  • Boston Public Schools  |  MA
  • Briarcliff Manor School District  |  NY
  • Brookfield School District  |  CT
  • Brookline School District  |  MA
  • Buffalo Public Schools  |  NY
  • Burlingame Unified School District  |  CA
  • Canyon Elementary  |  Canyon, CA
  • Center Moriches School District  |  NY
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  |  Chapel Hill, NC
  • Cheektowaga-Sloan UFSD  |  NY,
  • Children’s Workshop School  |  NYC,
  • Choate Rosemary Hall  |  CT
  • Claremont Unified School District  |  CA
  • Cohoes City  |  NY
  • Collegiate School  |  NYC,
  • Commack School District  |  NY
  • Connetquot School District  |  NY
  • Covington Ind. Public Schools  |  KY
  • CREC Schools  |  CT
  • Cypress Hills Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Dalton High School  |  NYC,
  • Davenport Pacific School  |  Santa Cruz, CA
  • Detroit Public Schools  |  MI
  • Dighton-Rehoboth Regional  |  MA
  • Eagle School  |  NYC,
  • East Hampton School District  |  NY
  • East Haven School District  |  CT
  • East Islip School District  |  NY
  • East Quogue UFSD  |  NY
  • East Ramapo School District  |  NY
  • East Side Elementary School  |  NYC,
  • East Village Community School  |  NYC,
  • Eastern Suffolk Boces School District  |  NY
  • Easton School District  |  MA
  • Edgemont School District  |  NY
  • El Monte Union High School District  |  CA
  • Ellenville School District  |  NY
  • Enlarged City School District of Troy  |  NY
  • Evanston Township High School  |  Il
  • Fairfield School District  |  CT
  • Fall River School District  |  MA
  • Falls Church Schools  |  Falls Church, VA
  • Fontana Unified School District  |  CA
  • Foote School  |  New Haven, CT
  • Fort Worth Independent School District  |  TX
  • Fremont Unified School District  |  Fremont, CA
  • Friend Select School  |  Philadelphia,
  • Garden City School District  |  NY
  • Gardner Public Schools  |  MA
  • Glens Falls School District  |  NY
  • Gonzales Unified School District  |  CA
  • Grace Church School  |  NYC,
  • Grafton School District  |  MA
  • Greenport School District  |  NY
  • Hamden School Disctrict  |  CT
  • Hampton Bays School District  |  NY
  • Harvard Public Schools  |  Harvard, MA
  • Hatfield Public Schools  |  MA
  • Hauppauge School District  |  NY
  • Haverhill School District  |  MA
  • Healdsburg Unified  |  Healdsburg, CA
  • Helen Thackston/Lincoln School District  |  PA
  • Hicksville School District  |  NY
  • Hopkins Public Schools, #270  |  Hopkins, MN
  • Hopkins School  |  New Haven, CT
  • Hopkinton Public Schools  |  MA
  • Houston Independent School District  |  TX
  • Hudson Public Schools  |  MA
  • Hunter College Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Hunter College High School  |  NYC,
  • Huntington Beach Unified  |  CA
  • Huntington School District  |  NY
  • Icahn Charter Schools  |  NYC,
  • Irvington School District  |  NJ
  • Isle of Wight County Schools  |  VA
  • Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative District  |  Jaffrey, NH
  • Jesse Isador Straus Elementary  |  NYC,
  • John M. Harrigan School  |  NYC,
  • John Melser Charrette School  |  NYC,
  • John W. Kimball School  |  NYC,
  • Jose Celse Barbosa Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus  |  Hawaii
  • Kansas City Public Schools  |  Kansas City, MO
  • Killingly School District  |  CT
  • La Escuela de Lancaster  |  Mexico City, Mexico
  • Lansingburgh School District  |  NY
  • Lawrence Public Schools  |  Lawrence, MA
  • Lawrence Union Free School District  |  NY
  • Lexington School District- RDM  |  MA
  • Lincoln Charter School  |  PA
  • Livingston Union School District  |  CA
  • Lompoc Unified School District  |  CA
  • Longmeadow Public Schools  |  MA
  • Los Angeles Unified School District  |  CA
  • Lynwood Unified School District  |  CA
  • Malden School District  |  MA
  • Manhasset School District  |  NY
  • Manhattan Charter School  |  NYC,
  • Marysville Joint Unified School District  |  Marysville, CA
  • Masconomet Regional School District  |  MA
  • Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD  |  School District
  • Maynard Public Schools  |  MA
  • Middle Country School District  |  NY
  • Millbrook School  |  NY
  • Mineola School District  |  NY
  • Monroe Elementary School  |  UT
  • Montgomery School  |  Chester Springs, PA
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District  |  CA
  • Morris School District  |  NJ
  • Mother Hale Academy  |  NYC,
  • Mott Hall Bronx High School  |  NYC,
  • Mountain View-Los Altos School District  |  CA
  • Mt Sinai School District  |  NY
  • Nauset Public Schools  |  MA
  • New Britain – RDM  |  CT
  • New Rochelle School District  |  NY
  • Newtown School District  |  CT
  • North Middlesex Regional School District  |  MA
  • Norwalk School District  |  CT
  • Novato Unified School District  |  CA
  • Oak Park Unified School District  |  CA
  • Oakland Unified School District  |  CA
  • Ojai Unified School District  |  CA
  • Oneida County Schools  |  NY
  • Orme School  |  Mayer, AZ
  • Oxford School District  |  CT
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District  |  CA
  • Palm Springs Unified School District  |  CA
  • Parkside Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Patterson Unified School District  |  CA
  • Peekskill School District  |  NY
  • Pelham Public Schools  |  NY
  • People for People Charter School  |  PA
  • Philadelphia School District  |  PA
  • Phoenixville Area School District  |  PA
  • Plainview Old Bethpage School District  |  NY
  • Pleasanton Unified School District  |  CA
  • Pleasantville High School  |  Pleasantville, NY
  • Port Chester School District  |  NY
  • Public School 41  |  NYC,
  • Public School 94  |  NYC,
  • Randolph County Schools  |  NC
  • Renaissance Academy  |  PA
  • Richard Rodgers School of Arts  |  NYC,
  • Rio School District  |  CA
  • River East School  |  NYC,
  • Riverside Unified School District  |  CA
  • Roosevelt School District  |  NY
  • Rosemead Unified School District  |  CA
  • San Diego Unified School District  |  CA
  • San Dieguito Union High School District  |  CA
  • San Rafael City School District  |  CA
  • Sandwich Public Schools  |  MA
  • Santa Cruz City Schools  |  CA
  • Sarasota County Schools  |  FL
  • Saugus Public Schools  |  MA
  • Savannah Chatham County  |  GA
  • Schenectady School District  |  NY
  • School for Science Tech & Arts  |  NYC,
  • Sewanhaka School District  |  NY
  • Shady Side Academy  |  PA
  • Shelton School District  |  CT
  • Sophia School  |  Bulacan, Philippines
  • South Country School District  |  NY
  • South San Francisco Unified  |  CA
  • Southold School District  |  NY
  • Spotswood Public Schools  |  NJ
  • Springton Lake Middle School  |  PA
  • St. Bernard’s School  |  NYC,
  • St. Catherine’s School  |  NJ
  • St. Margaret’s School  |  Victoria , BC
  • St. Vrain Valley School District  |  CO
  • Sudbury Public Schools  |  MA
  • Tahoe-Truckee Unified  |  CA
  • Tarrytown School District  |  NY
  • The Anderson School  |  NYC,
  • The Computer School  |  NYC,
  • The Lillian Weber School  |  NYC,
  • The Mohegan School  |  NYC,
  • The Paula Hedbavny School  |  NYC,
  • The Ross School  |  NYC,
  • The Thacher School  |  Ojai, CA
  • The Urban Assembly School  |  NYC,
  • Timberlane Regional School District  |  NH
  • Tracy Unified School District  |  CA
  • Tri-Town School Union-Boxford-Middleton-Topsfield  |  MA
  • Tri-Valley School District  |  NY
  • Trout Lake School District  |  CA
  • Tustin Unified School District  |  Tustin, CA
  • Tyngsborough Public Schools  |  MA
  • Uniondale School District  |  NY
  • Upland Unified School District  |  CA
  • Vacaville Unified School District  |  CA
  • Validus Preparatory Academy  |  NYC,
  • Valley Regional High School  |  CT
  • Virginia Episcopal School  |  VA
  • Wachusett Regional School District  |  Jefferson, MA
  • Wallkill School District  |  NY
  • Walpole Public Schools  |  Walpole, MA
  • Wellesley Public Schools  |  MA
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District  |  CA
  • William McKinley Elementary  |  NYC,
  • William Sherman Elementary  |  NYC,
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Schools  |  OH
  • Winchendon School Public Schools  |  Winchendon, MA
  • Winchester School District  |  MA
  • Winchester Thurston School  |  PA
  • Windsor Unified School District  |  CA
  • Wyandanch School District  |  NY
  • Wyoming Seminary  |  Kingston, PA
  • York Suburban School District  |  PA