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    Support Meatless Monday for Philly Schools

    Meatless Monday in Philly SchoolsAfter City Council passed a resolution to encourage Philadelphians to participate in Meatless Mondays, we’re seeing the next target: City Schools. 

    An initiative by local organizations including the Humane League, Real Food Works, Clean Air Council and others is pushing for schools to eat meatless on Mondays. Schools across the country from LA, Detroit and Buffalo have adopted similar measures in schools to fight childhood obesity & promote sustainability.

    Meatless meals have the opportunity to be healthier, as the promo video displays opportunities of veggie burgers, falafel & hummus, rice & beans and veggie pizza. Plus, the Vetri Foundation’s Eatiquette sources from local farms and builds seasonal menus that Philly schools can learn a thing or two from…

    You can find out more about the initiative and sign the petition by visiting Philly Meatless Monday’s website.

     

    Photo: Philly Meatless Monday

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with eco-friendly wine and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Pounce DeLeon.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • lauren

      I fully support Meatless Mondays in Philly Schools. Promoting healthy food options to youths is a great way to prevent health problems. Sometimes, all we need are some facts and information. Some of us really don’t know the damage and harm that comes from eating processed meats. Besides, there are so many tasty foods you can eat that don’t contain meat. Keep up the great work!

    • http://www.greenphillyblog.com/ Julie

      Thanks for sharing, Lauren! I definitely agree that people don’t realize how delicious some non-meaty food are… I’m addicted, for sure. :-)