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New York City elementary school goes vegetarian

FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11)  – It’s a question asked of many school students: what did you have for lunch today? One new york city school is cooking up a new menu, and it’s vegetarian.

P.S. 244 in Flushing has about 400 students in pre-K through 3rd grade, and if they’re buying their lunch these days–they’ve gone veggie.

The school started by serving meatless meals three days a week, and gradually increased to four, before announcing they’d dropped it altogether on Tuesday. It’s the first school in the city to do it, and People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might actually be the first in the country.

On the menu today: black beans and cheddar quesadillas served with salsa and roasted potatoes.


2 Comments to “New York City elementary school goes vegetarian”

    budders said:
    May 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    It is a choice… I don't think it whould be forced on them to only eat vegetarian.
    How do vegetarians feel when there are no veggie options for them at a meal? They throw a fit.
    Give these kids some options.

    Tameka said:
    May 1, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I'd love to see a valid study on the effects of the diet change in this school – before and after vegetarian lunches.

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