Sunday, February 2, 2014

Going Meatless on Mondays brings health and environmental benefits of veggie movement to schools

Farm to school IN THE NEWS: Meatless Monday has reached the plates of San Diego youngsters. In September, San Diego Unified School District adopted Meatless Mondays in its elementary schools. Gary Petill, director of the district’s food services, said it was an opportunity to educate children about a plant-based diet.

“We decided on K-5, because young children are learning lifelong eating habits,” Petill said. “We might get push-back in high school. With Meatless Monday, when the fifth-graders go to middle school, they may be more open to vegetarian options. Read more from UT San Diego»