Queens school that went vegetarian shows student gains

Friday, October 18, 2013

Their school swapped sloppy joes and fried chicken for organic roasted tofu and braised black beans, and these kids aren’t complaining.

Students at the top-rated Public School 244, in Flushing, have longer attention spans and better academic scores since the school went vegetarian, school officials said.

The school was recognized Tuesday by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group that promotes plant-based diets, for becoming the country’s first public school to serve vegetarian-only meals in its cafeteria.

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