School board to consider “Meatless Mondays”

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego Unified School District Board of
Education is scheduled Tuesday to consider whether to implement meat-free
menus at school cafeterias on Mondays, beginning this fall.

The proposal to create “Meatless Mondays” menus in elementary and K-8
school cafeterias was made by school board President John Lee Evans and board
member Kevin Beiser.

They said nearly 28 percent of children in San Diego are overweight or
obese, making them more susceptible to heart disease, high blood pressure,
diabetes and other ailments. The two also cited a United Nations study finding
that the meat industry creates one-fifth of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

UC San Diego, the University of San Diego and Los Angeles Unified School
District have joined the Meatless Monday movement, according to Evans and
Beiser.

Operation Samahan, a San Diego-based community health organization,
calls Meatless Mondays “an easy, effective wayThe San Diego Unified School District Board of
Education is scheduled tomorrow to consider whether to implement meat-free
menus at school cafeterias on Mondays, beginning this fall.

The proposal to create “Meatless Mondays” menus in elementary and K-8
school cafeterias was made by school board President John Lee Evans and board
member Kevin Beiser.

They said nearly 28 percent of children in San Diego are overweight or
obese, making them more susceptible to heart disease, high blood pressure,
diabetes and other ailments. The two also cited a United Nations study finding
that the meat industry creates one-fifth of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

UC San Diego, the University of San Diego and Los Angeles Unified School
District have joined the Meatless Monday movement, according to Evans and
Beiser.

Operation Samahan, a San Diego-based community health organization,
calls Meatless Mondays “an easy, effective way for our children to start the
week with a focus on health and nutrition.”

The proposal also has backing from the Sierra Club and San Diego Green
Party.
for our children to start the
week with a focus on health and nutrition.”

The proposal also has backing from the Sierra Club and San Diego Green
Party.

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