It's official.  The Los Angeles Unified school district is embracing Meatless Mondays, and will only be serving vegetarian food on Mondays from here on out.

Last month, the city of Los Angeles passed a resolution urging resident to go meatless on Mondays.  But the school district took it one step further by issuing an edict declaring that meat would no longer be served within the L.A. Unified district on Mondays.  That's works out to about 650,000 meals each week! 

According to the LA Times, Los Angeles has the second-largest public school district in the country. So a move this big could have a major impact on the health of kids in California.  And if they can pull it off in Los Angeles, maybe other school districts will follow suit.  

I'm not saying that all kids should be vegetarians.  Not at all.  But I do think it's a great idea for kids to be exposed to meatless meals as long as they're healthy and full of fruits and vegetables.  And it certainly looks like L.A. schools are on the right track.

Do you think Meatless Mondays could catch on at your child's school?

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