Most school lunches are meat and dairy based, not plant-based. Many don’t have a single vegan option and those that do usually offer the same boring option every single day while nonveg kids eat a wider variety of foods. It’s time for that to change. All kids deserve to know what healthy vegan foods are. All kids deserve more fruits and veggies in their lunches. All kids deserve a better choice.
The MFA blog says:
House bill H.R. 5504 would incorporate provisions of the Healthy School Meals Act and include an innovative pilot program to introduce more plant-based foods into the school lunch program. The House bill would also provide more funding for farm-to-school programs, nutrition education and wellness promotion activities. Additionally, H.R. 5504 would extend nutrition standards to all food sold in schools and give children from low-income households greater access to nutritious meals beyond regular school hours.
By inspiring kids to eat more plant-based meals the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act, H.R. 5504, not only has the potential to help nurture healthy eating habits for our nation’s youth, but could also help reduce the devastating impact that animal agriculture has on the environment and on animal welfare. So, please take a moment to contact Congress and ask them to pass the superior House bill, H.R. 5504, and reject the weaker Senate bill, S. 3307.