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Meatless Monday Reaches the Kids

September 8 2014 Meatless Monday 

Meatless Monday Reaches the Kids
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School is back in session and, in many schools, so is Meatless Monday. School systems such as the Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico, the Ann Arbor Public Schools in Michigan, and the Arlington County Schools of Virginia have all implemented Meatless Monday programs. Now Meatless Monday is in hundreds of public and private schools, offering weekly lessons in healthy eating. With more school cafeterias joining the movement all the time, Meatless Monday is becoming a resource to help kids develop a lifetime of good eating habits. School districts like San Diego Unified School District have implemented the program. Thanks to advocates like SDUSD Trustee Kevin Beiser and President John Lee Evans a county where 28 percent of the children are overweight or obese will have the chance to improve their diets and avoid heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic preventable conditions. Now school districts like Philadelphia Public Schools, which serves 85,000 meals daily, serves only meat-free options on Monday. And Los Angeles Schools, which serves 650,000 meatless meals daily--as one of the largest school systems in the United States--goes meatless on Monday. So hundreds of thousands are reducing their meat intake and increasing their consumption of whole foods--fruits, vegetables, and grains. And very recently Wyandanch, NY  and South San Francisco Unified School District joined Bellevue School District in Washington,?Granite School District in Utah, Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, and ?the 100+ schools and school systems involved in the meatless movement. How can you get your local school involved? o  Attend a school board meeting in your district and tell them about Meatless Monday, point to successful examples like San Diego Unified. o  Submit a signed petition to your school board president supporting a Meatless Monday resolution. o  Talk to a teacher at your kids school, ask them whats the best way to get an audience at the school explain to them the importance of Meatless Monday, make them your ally. o  Check out the K-12 tool kit for more resources and ideas.   The post Meatless Monday Reaches the Kids appeared first on Meatless Monday.

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