Did you know, Boston Public Schools is featuring a meatless entree option on the menu every Monday in our cafeteria schools this year! Some of the meatless options include a Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Macaroni and Cheese or the Entree Salad with Chickpeas.
Deputy Director of the Boston Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services Deborah Ventricelli says: “Offering students nutritious meals as part of the Meatless Monday programs allows us to meet the diverse needs of the families in our district while getting the week off to a healthy start. Now, every Monday, our students know they can look forward to a high-quality meatless option in addition to the choices they already have.”
BPS has joined the Meatless Monday movement after working with the Humane Society of the United States and hearing from more than a thousand students, parents, teachers and Boston members of The Humane League encouraging the district to take part.
The Humane Society of the United States advocates compassionate eating – or the Three Rs: “reducing” or “replacing” consumption of animal products, and “refining” our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards.
Want to know what’s on the menu for Meatless Monday next week? Check out our Menu Page.
See you in the lunch line next Monday!