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Healthy School Food

Improving School Food with Plant-Based Meals

Plant-based meals provide students with good nutrition today and promote healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

The Physicians Committee works with school districts, the government, and parents across the country to bring plant-based food to schools.

If you live in New York State, please use our sample letter which asks legislators to support a bill that will bring healthy, plant-based food to public schools across the state. Take action on this time sensitive need today!

Benefits of Plant-Based Meals

Research shows that plant-based school meals provide more fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients than standard entrées. Plant-based meals provide optimal nutrition because they are rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Learn more about how plant-based meals can help kids’ health. 

Our Resources for Schools, Parents, and Students

The Physicians Committee provides plant-based recipes, webinars, toolkits, and more for schools, parents, and students looking to improve school nutrition.

Ask the California Assembly to Bring Plant-Based Options to Schools

You have the chance to help bring healthy, plant-based food to California schools!