According to the poll, 44 percent of school pupils have tried to cut meat from their diet, and 10 percent already live a meat-free lifestyle. Pollsters conclude that 'schools are under more pressure than ever to include more options on the lunch menu'
The initiative, which will start in the 2019-20 school year, will see all schools serve vegetarian menus on Mondays for Breakfast and lunch in a bid to improve public health
She had been told that vegans are not entitled to free school meals as it's a lifestyle choice
Both initiatives were spearheaded by vegan nonprofit ProVeg
School lunches will be free of carcinogens such as hot dogs, bacon, and pepperoni
110 schools have pledged to serve more sustainable options
Many other districts are beginning to follow suit - starting with Meatless Mondays
Four councilmembers introduced the motion 'to protect the health and well-being of New York City's children'
The program will launch next month
Students will be able to ditch animal products from their midday meal
The innovative project uses food that would otherwise have gone to waste