New York schools serve veg meals: To save the planet, students at 15 public schools in Brooklyn will only be served as vegetarian breakfast and lunch on Mondays, New York city’s mayor has announced.The program is set to start in the spring of 2018. “Cutting back a little on meat will help make our city healthier and our planet stronger for generation to come,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement introducing the ‘Meatless Mondays’ nutrition program. The mayor also said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will also go meatless for all Monday meals, Including those served to guests at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s house.Meanwhile, Sid Lerner, founder of The Monday Campaigns, was obviously excited to have the mayor of America’s largest city on board. “We’re thrilled that NYC schools will participate in Meatless Monday to introduce kids to delicious plant-based options that can create healthy eating habits for life,” he said.Going vegetarian for one day a week could help reduce the carbon footprint and preserves resources like water, De Blasio argued, saying: “Approximately 1,840 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef, while only 39 gallons are needed to produce a pound of vegetables.”There are already five schools that have adopted the program. New York schools serve veg meals. It appears to be limited to a small subset of students in New York City, which has over 1,700 public schools with 1.1 million students.
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