Veggie School Lunch Options

Wyntergrace Williams, the 14-year-old daughter of talk show host Montel Williams, is lobbying the U.S. Congress to reform the Child Nutrition Act to more accurately reflect the health benefits of vegetarian and vegan meals in public school lunches by offering more non-meat and non-dairy options. Wyntergrace, who is vegetarian, is circulating a petition for support of this idea, and has asked the Obama daughters to sign. She was in Washington, D.C. yesterday to meet with lawmakers in the House and Senate. She is lobbying in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which is officially lobbying for these changes through its “Healthy School Lunch Revolution” through which it aims to have millions of students across the country ask Congress for these changes.

This is a worthy goal for purposes of animal welfare, environmental protection and human health. Each of us can take 5 minutes to call our federal senators and representatives (look them up here) to lend our support to this much-needed change.

-Suzanne McMillan

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