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More Vegan Options Are Coming to Canadian Universities

More plant-based options are coming to Canadian universities and business cafes, thanks to leading foodservice company Sodexo and animal rights nonprofit Humane Society International (HSI). In November, Sodexo Canada and HSI will host a virtual...
New Jersey Becomes First State to Make Climate Change Education Mandatory in School

New Jersey Becomes First State to Make Climate Change Education Mandatory in School

Next year, New Jersey students at every public school grade level will learn about climate change. In early June, the Board of Education adopted "Next Generation Science Standards" to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards....
Paul McCartney to UK Schools: Make Vegan Food 'Mandatory'

Paul McCartney to UK Schools: Make Vegan Food Mandatory

Sir Paul McCartney is backing a call to offer school children more vegan meals. Together with his daughters, fashion designer Stella McCartney and photographer Mary McCartney, he has signed a letter calling for the guidance...
New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand school systems are now advising students to eat less meat and dairy in order to combat climate change. The new curriculum launched in January, according to Reuters. It uses research to show secondary...
Government Councils Around the World Are Ditching Meat, Here’s Why

Government Councils Around the World Are Ditching Meat, Here’s Why

In the UK and around the world, councils promote vegan diets to improve health and mitigate climate change. Some councils exclusively offer vegan food at council-led events, while others aim to expand options in...
Copenhagen Just Lifted a Ban on Vegan Lunch At Daycares

Copenhagen Just Lifted a Ban on Vegan Lunch At Daycares

Daycare centers in Copenhagen can now serve vegan food. In the past, daycares haven't served vegan meals on health grounds. Vegan lunchboxes have also been discouraged, but guidance has now been revised. Per the Copenhagen Post,...
180 Leeds Schools Will Ditch Meat Twice a Week for the Planet

180 Leeds Schools Will Ditch Meat Twice a Week for the Planet

Primary schoolers in Leeds will eat vegan and vegetarian food twice a week. Leeds City Council is introducing the initiative to help reduce the city's environmental impact; by 2025, it is hoping to halve its...

Philosopher Peter Singer on the Ethical Issues of Eating Meat

Discussing vegetarianism in school can impact student behavior outside of the classroom, says a recent study. The study looked at more than 1100 undergraduates at the University of California, Riverside. Researchers -- led by Eric Schwitzgebel,...
Chocolate Milk Could Soon Be Banned From New York City Schools

Chocolate Milk Could Soon Be Banned From New York City Schools

Chocolate milk could soon be banned in New York City public schools due to health concerns. The city's Department of Education (DOE) is considering the ban on chocolate-flavored milk due to its high sugar content....
69% of London Parents Want Processed Meat Banned From Schools

69% of London Parents Want Processed Meat Banned From Schools

A majority of parents in London want to see processed meats cured with nitrites banned from primary schools. More schools are banning red and processed meat in favor of healthy, plant-based foods. A poll including...

Scientists Say Schools and Hospitals Need to Cut Meat and Dairy

More than 60 scientists have signed an open letter calling on governments from around the world to reduce the amount of meat and dairy served in public canteens. The scientists -- who come from 11...
An Oxford Elementary School Just Banned Meat

An Oxford Elementary School Just Banned Meat

The Swan School in Oxford in the UK only serves vegetarian lunches to its students. It's one of the growing number of learning institutions implementing a ban on meat for the sake of the...
This College Is Hosting the First 100% Vegan Graduation

This College Is Hosting the First 100% Vegan Graduation

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, is preparing to host the first vegan graduation. To celebrate the graduation of 266 students, this May, the institute will serve more than 1,500 guests a...

This Entrepreneur Wants to Make 1 Billion School Lunches Vegan

Dale Vince -- the founder of vegan energy company Ecotricity and chairman of carbon-neutral football club Forest Green Rovers (FGR) -- is on a mission to get plant-based foods into UK schools. With the opening...
Vegan School Lunches Coming to 6 Million California Students

6 Million California Students Will Soon Have Vegan Lunch Options

Updated July 5, 2019 | Healthy, climate-friendly vegan meals may soon be available to more than six million students in public schools throughout California. The new bill --introduced in February by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van...
Manchester Student Now Has Free Vegan School Means Under the Human Rights Act

Manchester Student Now Has Free Vegan School Meals Under the Human Rights Act

A Manchester mother has successfully used the Human Rights Act to ensure free vegan lunches are being served at her daughter's school. Laura Chepner launched a campaign to include vegan school lunch options after Lois, her five-year-old...
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UK Schools to Serve 3.1 Million Meatless Meals to Improve Student Health

In a bid to improve student health across the nation, UK primary schools have committed to serving 3.1 million meatless meals within the next 12 months. The major change is part of the nonprofit organisation ProVeg...
Scotland’s School Nutrition Programs May Include More Vegan Options

Scotland’s School Lunch Nutrition Programs May Include More Vegan Options

The Scottish government has opened up a consultation regarding nutritional requirements for healthy food and drink in schools. Scottish vegans are being urged to participate in the consultation and ask MPs to introduce more...
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UK Government Urged to Add More Vegan Meals to Schools and Hospitals

The Vegan Society has launched a new nationwide campaign, Catering for Everyone, which calls on UK citizens to reach out to their local council and ask them to provide more vegan options in the...

Virtual Reality Program Teaching Students Animal Compassion Arrives in U.S. Schools

A first-of-its-kind program has launched in classrooms across America. The initiative uses Virtual Reality technology to help students make the connection that farm animals are "friends, not food." The "cultivating compassion in-classroom program" is led...

Nutrition Guidelines for Children Should Include More Vegan Food, Says Report

Laws surrounding child nutrition need updating, according to non-profit health organisation the Good Food Institute (GFI). In a recent report by Food Navigator, it is revealed that the changing eating habits of the public have...