NYC Elementary School is the Nation’s First All-Vegetarian Public School
For those who know me, I have eliminated meat from my food consumption. I enjoy sushi so only small amounts of fish is consumed by me. I don’t view fish as meat by the way. A NYC elementary school has gone all vegetarian to become our nation’s first public school to do so. Cheers!
The Active Learning Elementary School, in Queens, New York, serves a vegetarian menu to 400 students. Students receive breakfast and lunch during their time in school. The schools aim is to promote and educate active living by addressing food consumption.
Principal Robert Groff, founder of the school in 2008, said,
“The founding of our school was based on health and nutrition and teaching kids how to make healthy choices in the belief that they would be more successful academically and in their life.”
You may be wondering, ‘How did the school pull this one off?’ The school slowly stop serving meat to the students. To their surprise, students enjoy the new menu at school. Serving meat was eliminated in January of 2013.
One thing people always talk to me about is my lack of eating meat. It is a great conversation starter for me when I meet random people. I don’t really have one reason why I stopped eating meat but I am glad I did. Honestly, some times I have a craving but I quickly move on from it.
I remember a few items on the menu while in grade school that I did enjoy. What was on your school’s menu that you couldn’t wait for the lunch bell to ring to eat? Leave your favorite school lunch specials below in the comment section.