NYC public schools to host Vegan Fridays to stress importance of healthy eating

New York City public schools will hold Vegan Fridays to encourage the importance of healthy eating, officials say.

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Feb 4, 2022, 12:05 AM

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NYC public schools to host Vegan Fridays to stress importance of healthy eating
New York City public schools will hold Vegan Fridays to encourage the importance of healthy eating, officials say.
The Department of Education said in a statement, "“The DOE is committed to the health and wellbeing of every child, and having a consistent, nourishing and filling meal each day is essential in ensuring students can succeed both inside and outside the class.
Credit: NYC Department of Education
The department says the success of Meatless Mondays, introduced in 2019, and Meatless Fridays, introduced in 2021, led to the creation of the program.
Credit: NYC Department of Education
Officials say students will also have non-vegan options available to them during Vegan Fridays.
Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement, "Plant-based options in schools means healthy eating and healthy living, and improving the quality of life for thousands of New York City students. Plant-based meals are delicious and nutritious, which is why I previously called for vegetarian and vegan options in schools. I’m thrilled to see that all students will now have access to healthy foods that will prevent debilitating health conditions.”
Credit: NYC Department of Education
To find out what will be served during Vegan Fridays, click here to see the menu from the DOE.


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