The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest public school district, approved a pilot program to test-drive daily plant-based vegan entrées in a handful of district schools during the 2017-18 school year.
The Physicians Committee filed a lawsuit on April 12 to stop schools in California’s Los Angeles Unified School District and Poway Unified School District from serving students processed meats—including hot dogs, pepperoni, and luncheon meat—which are linked to colorectal cancer.
WASHINGTON—In advance of the World Health Organization declaring processed meats such as hot dogs as cancerous as asbestos, the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—is urging schools, hospitals, and public institutions to remove processed meats from menus and provide students and patients with cancer-fighting resources from DropTheDog.org.
Five public school districts earn Golden Carrot Awards from the nonprofit Physicians Committee during National School Lunch Week, Oct. 12 to 16, 2015, to celebrate each food service teams’ leadership with delivering plant-based entrées to its K-12 students.
The Golden Carrot Awards, established in 2004, recognizes public and private food service teams doing exceptional work to improve the healthfulness of school lunches. The 2015 application is open to private schools and public school districts. It closes on Aug. 15, 2015.