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                                      Baltimore schools go vegetarian one day
                                      a week
                                      October 4, 11:27 AM      Seattle Vegan Examiner   Virginia Messina, MPH, RD


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            When the assistant White House chef Sam Kass visited a Baltimore
            school last week for lunch, he was treated to vegetarian eggplant
            dip that the students had made with vegetables and herbs from their
            own organic school garden.

            It’s all part of an effort by the Baltimore school system to introduce                                                   Recent Articles
            children to healthier and more sustainable foods. In pursuit of that
            goal, lunches are now vegetarian every Monday in school cafeterias                                                        Fall recipes: Vegan coconut pumpkin soup
            across the city.                                                                                                                             Thursday, October 15, 2009
                                                                                                                                                         This creamy vegan pumpkin
            Meatless Mondays have a long patriotic history in the United States.                                                                         soup will warm you up—both
                                                                                                                                                         body and soul—on the grayest
            The first campaign came during World War I, when 10 million                                                                                  of fall days. It has the subtle
            American families pledged to observe meatless days in support of                                                                             sweetness of coconut …
                                                                                    School lunches get health boost
            the war effort. The most recent Meatless Monday campaign was                                                              Fall recipes: Beans with apples and vegan
                                                                                    by observing Meatless Mondays.
            initiated in 2003 by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health                                                            sausage
            Center for a Livable Future. Earlier this week, the center recognized
                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, October 14, 2009
            the Baltimore City Public Schools as the first school system in the United States to observe
                                                                                                                                                         Nothing brings the flavor and
            Meatless Mondays.                                                                                                                            scent of autumn into the kitchen
                                                                                                                                                         quite like crisp apples. This
            The goal of the Meatless Monday campaign is to introduce consumers to meals that can reduce their                                            recipe is delightfully different. It
            carbon footprint and improve their health. Tony Geraci, director of the school system’s Food and                                             teams apples with …
            Nutrition Department said the program is meant to inspire people to understand that there are other                       All Articles »
            meal options than just meat and potatoes.

            While Meatless Mondays are a modest start, they can serve as an important step toward more
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            healthful, sustainable and ethical eating. In the American Dietetic Association’s most recent position
            paper on vegetarian diets, the authors noted that “vegetarian diets in childhood and adolescence can                        Today          20         21    22        23    24
            aid in the establishment of lifelong healthful eating patterns and can offer some important nutritional
            advantages.”                                                                                                                                  Penn & Teller

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            Studies have shown that vegetarian children have lower intakes of cholesterol and saturated fat and                                           Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
            higher intakes of fruits, vegetables and fiber than nonvegetarians. Vegan children consume                                                    Penn & Teller Theater
            even more fiber and no cholesterol. While vegetarian kids grow normally, they tend to be leaner than                                          More special event »
            non-vegetarians, an important consideration as obesity among children continues to be a serious
            public health issue. Research also suggests that vegan and vegetarian food choices in childhood and
            adolescence can lower risk for cancer in adulthood.
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            Meatless Mondays are a great way to expose children to responsible eating patterns based on plant
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