Everyone who has a kid in public school should be writing the school and pushing for healthier options. If schools hear it from their students and parents, maybe more will make some changes. I know my high school did!
Right you are, Megan! I just now sent a letter of gratitude to the Poughkeepsie School for taking such great strides in their lunch program. Nearly half the menu vegan--awesome!
I plan on being a proactive parent when my son enrolls in kindergarten next year. It's not easy to succeed in bringing about changes in our meat-ravenous state, but I will give it my best. What is really criminal to me is the USDA sponsored school lunch assistance program and the "dumping" of tons of, say pork, just to bolster the market for pork! I thought it was a free and open market?! More like agri-welfare! I wonder to what extent some of these progressive schools are beset with angry retorts by meat/dairy suppliers...?