Boston Public Schools has joined the Meatless Monday movement and will be serving meat-free dishes such black bean burrito bowls and garden fresh salads topped with chickpeas in its cafeterias on Mondays. The district enrolls more than 57,000 students at 128 school sites.
“Offering students nutritious meals as part of the Meatless Monday programs allows us to meet the diverse needs of the families in our district while getting the week off to a healthy start," says Deborah Ventricelli, deputy director of the Dept. of Food & Nutrition Services. "Now, every Monday, our students know they can look forward to a high-quality meatless option in addition to the choices they already have.”