N.Y. students request more vegetarian options

Middle school students at Lansing Central School District in New York are pushing for more vegetarian options in the cafeteria, The Lansing Star reports.

Five student council members met with the district’s Board of Education to discuss how more meatless meals could be provided at school.

The students presented a peer-to-peer survey taken at Lansing Middle School, which revealed that 7.5% of the 277 students surveyed are vegetarians. The study also showed 29% of students who are vegetarian bring their own lunches and that 86% feel that there are not enough meatless options offered.

Along with adding a school garden, the students requested that additional options such as veggie burgers, meatless salads and pasta without meat sauce be added to the menu at all three of the district’s schools. Additionally, students asked that the district try to buy local whenever possible and do so in a way that would not impact school taxes.

Read the full story via lansingstar.com.

 

 

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