Elementary School Cafeteria Goes 100% Vegetarian
PS 244 is first school in New York City to do so
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2013 1:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Forget Meatless Mondays: Every day is meatless at New York City's Public School 244, the first public school in the city to offer up an entirely vegetarian menu, the AP reports. (It's thought to be the one of first meat-free elementary schools in the entire country, adds NBC News.) The pre-K through 3rd-grade school started out serving vegetarian lunches three days a week, and the principal says students gravitated toward those options. Included on the menu: tofu wraps, veggie chili, braised black beans and plantains, quesadillas with salsa, falafel and cucumber salad, roasted potatoes, breakfast options including whole-grain banana bread ... and pizza, of course, but only on Fridays.

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May 5, 2013 12:55 AM CDT
It's amazing how many parents bring their kids up on the same junk food they were raised on and protest when junk is removed from school cafeterias. They are afraid their 190 pound 12 year old isn't being properly fed at school.
May 2, 2013 4:22 AM CDT
our children have a scary deficiency of fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamin A. a simple spinach salad with beans daily would remedy this situation but idiot parents with too much pride are too stupid to do it.
May 2, 2013 3:53 AM CDT
As Mrs. Obama and her daughters and ex-President Clinton and his wife all know, any program that includes dairy is going to continue to cause illness and disease. It's not enough to go vegetarian; we must go vegan to save the lives of our children and prevent prostate, breast and endometrial cancers, as well as lupus, heart disease, colds, ear infections, asthma, behavioral disturbances, etc. Please see the movie "Forks Over Knives", read "The Rave Diet", or read Dr. Cousens' book, "The Cure for Diabetes" to save your life!