Pasta salad with lentils and vegetables

Pasta salad with lentils and vegetables.

Only vegan meals served at California school

Why one private school decided to start serving only plant foods—and how it made that work.

Sustainability has long been a core part of the curriculum at MUSE School. So when teachers and faculty realized that their cafeteria fare wasn’t matching up with their lesson plans, they decided to change the menu.

Starting this fall, the Calabasas, Calif., private school became the first in the country to serve only plant-based (vegan) foods. “We looked at all the environmental aspects we were teaching students, about reduction and use and management of food energy and water,”

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