In a move that has already garnered mainstream media attention, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all NYC public schools will adopt the Meatless Monday program.
The decision is made in collaboration with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has been working to introduce meatless meals and education surrounding plant-based eating throughout the borough of Brooklyn.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the new meal program Monday. Meatless Mondays, which will provide students with all-vegetarian breakfast and lunch offerings, is being expanded citywide from a pilot program that was tried out last spring in 15 schools.“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” de Blasio said at a news conference. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”