Almost 200 UK Schools To Serve Plant-Based Meals To Tackle Climate Crisis
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Almost 200 UK Schools To Serve Plant-Based Meals To Tackle Climate Crisis


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Primary schools in Leeds are to start offering a new menu – which includes plant-based and veggie meals – in a bid to tackle the climate crisis.

The menu is part of a slew of initiatives announced by Leeds City Council, in an attempt to halve the city’s carbon footprint by 2025. 

Over 180 schools will ditch meat-based meals for two days during week – offering a vegan option instead on one day, and a vegetarian option on the other, with the option of more vegan dishes for those who want them.

Reduce the city’s carbon footprint

“Leeds pupils are taste-testing new environmentally-friendly school dinner menus in a project led by Catering Leeds,” a council report says.

“The aim is to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, and ensure that pupils enjoy even healthier meals with extra vegetable content.”

Further initiatives include installing solar panels on council houses, the local authority moving to all renewable energy, and children being taught about the benefits of recycling and how to tackle food waste.

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