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New York City Elementary School Cafeteria Goes Completely Vegetarian


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Cal
- 595 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A New York City elementary school became the first public school in the nation to go completely vegetarian when it stopped serving meat in its cafeteria this year.



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Comments

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 3, 2013, 4:29 am
this is great news!!! thanks Cal, noted
 

Joanne S. (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:20 am
Good for them.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:32 am
That should save some money, but I'm certain more kids have complained than like it.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:08 am
Great news. Thanks for sharing this article.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:51 am
Thanks!
 

June M. (109)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:14 am
thanks for sharing Cal
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:54 am
Why not? The kids can eat what they want at home.
 

(1)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:58 am
This is great. Want kids excited about more veggies and fruit...start a community garden right there. I 've seen that before. And the kids are usually thrilled to eat what they have grown!
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:13 am
Awesome! And I bet they'll be healthier for it...
 

Barbara D. (78)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:23 am
I wonder how many kids will start bringing their own lunches??
 

Mike H. (237)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:27 am
Awesome! Thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:36 am
Can't hurt---could help!
 

Justin M. (2)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:45 am
Noted
 

Maria Mahyorova (2)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:18 am
That's great!
 

L M. (5)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:28 am
I have a feeling more kids will be bringing brown bag lunches.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:43 am
I worry that the children will always get the nutrition they need, especially the protein.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:30 pm
Noted.
 

Joy M. (36)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:09 pm
Beautiful!!! Best news of the day!!!
 

Angeles Madrazo (293)
Friday May 3, 2013, 4:17 pm
A very good beginning!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:10 pm
Good news. Thanks Cal.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:16 pm
yay!
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:07 pm
Wonder how long this will last!?
 

John B. (122)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:44 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Tara Culp-Ressler. Interesting news indeed and would enjoy hearing if this program endures into next year. Read and noted.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:47 pm
If the food tastes good, kids will eat it! I hope the program does well so it will expand to other schools!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday May 3, 2013, 10:20 pm
Guess that moves veganism from the cult catrgory to the Religion category since they now have enough power to force thier ideology on to others. Yes, Yes if the parents or their kids do not like it they can go through to extra cost, work and hassel to bring natural human food to school. And by natural human food I mean an Omnivore diet.
 

D D. (102)
Friday May 3, 2013, 10:49 pm
Its probably cheaper, too.
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:58 pm
Thank you so much, Cal !! Go Flushing !!!!! Fruits, veggies, grains....it can't hurt !!!!!!!
 

Many Feathers (133)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:02 am
good idea
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:33 am
Makes good sense. Vegetarian food is more wholesome, it does contain adequate protein, is good for the environment and is bound to reduce food poisoning enormously.
Good on them.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:31 am
Great news!
 

Freya H. (313)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:44 am
Applause, applause, applause! We may yet redeem ourselves.
 

Jaime A. (35)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:23 pm
Noted.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:58 am
Awesome!!
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 5:25 am
Great idea. I just hope the Middle school the kids will go to, will do the same!
 
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