Meatless at school on Mondays
Hats off to the parents and educators in NYC at the East Village Community School who have made every Monday a meatless one last year!
"One out of five kindergartners in this city are overweight, meaning that as they are starting out their lives they are classified as obese. And the reason is because their diet is leading them to an unhealthy lifestyle and we want to change that," Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said.
"We looked at the menus and said why are these children eating meat everyday? It's really not healthy for them and it's not environmentally conscious to do this and we asked our school's food manager, who was there at our meeting, can we have meatless Mondays and they said yes," explained Children's Workshop School parent Elizabeth Puccini.
Parents say it has been an easy change for the kids...the kids say it is teaching them to be more careful and thoughtful about what they eat!
The Department Of Education's office of school food said last spring that it is reviewing the idea of starting each week without meat in every cafeteria in the city.
In Baltimore, Maryland, the whole public school system has gone meatless on Mondays, WOW!