New York Public Schools Trim the Meat
Will students eat the new vegetarian meal options?
If the influx of no-beef burgers into supermarkets hasn’t convinced you that plant-based eating has gone mainstream, then perhaps Monday’s fare at New York City school cafeterias will. Starting this fall, more than 1 million students enrolled in the city’s public school system are only finding vegetarian breakfast and lunch options in cafeterias as part of the Meatless Monday campaign, says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Improving childhood nutrition and treading more lightly on the environment are two major factors spurring the policy change.