New York City Elementary School Adopts All-Vegetarian Menu

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

A city public school is one of the first in the nation to adopt an all-vegetarian menu, school officials said Tuesday.

Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.

“I am proud of the students and staff for trailblazing this extraordinary path,” Walcott said.

P.S. 244 opened in 2008 and houses just over 400 students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. The school, which wanted to offer the children healthy food options, started serving a vegetarian lunch three times a week and then increased it to four times a week before making the switch to an all-vegetarian menu every day.

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