During one of the parent council meetings, one of the parents gave an opinion to the school that the diet should no longer be side-lined and suggested increasing plant-based or vegan meals diet options for the menu of the kids.
Today’s children really need to move towards a more plant-based diet rather than consuming meat. This will develop a healthy habit among the students and would also have a future on the planet.
It is said that whatever habits children get in their childhood tend to be with them during their life span. So to make people aware about going vegan and to inculcate healthy food and lifestyle among children, we should encourage them and support them. Also, a vegan meal diet will help them to maintain a healthy body.
Why should vegan meals be given to children?
We must also tell them the importance and benefits and also the way we are contributing to a healthy society. Jill Pearson Klein, a concerned mother, called for Brighton and Hove City council to increase the plant-based menu options for the kids. She even insisted them to label the plant-based diet as a “special diet” and to make it readily available for the children.
According to a recent survey, we came to know that more than forty children at schools across Brighton and Hove city are currently signed up for Vegan lunches. Jill gives the idea and points during the council, made people realize and aware of the facts. She told the council that at least sixty per cent of the carbon emissions come from animal farming, which includes activities like egg and dairy farming.
The increase in carbon emissions lead to a climate crisis, and we are currently in the middle of
a climatic crisis. She further added that today’s children need to adapt to the plant-based diet so that they can have a future, and to do the same, we must encourage and motivate our children by introducing them to plant-based diets.
This could be done on a large scale basis if children start getting plant-based meals as their lunch when they are in school. Initially, it will take time, but the number of students enrolling themselves for special diet plans will definitely increase.
Firstly only two to three students would enrol, and when they see their friends consuming vegan meals, other children will copy them. They will shift themselves from regular lunch meals to a special diet plan which would contain plant-based products only.
Further, the council claimed that they would discuss moving an emphasis towards plant-based alternatives with school catering services also. Looking at history, two to three mothers have fought a battle for vegan meals. There is currently no legislation to provide vegan meals at schools.
Despite this, two years back, a mother won the fight for her daughter’s school to offer vegan free meals to the children. This happened in Bury last year, in November, another mum ran the same kind of campaign.
The campaign runs to provide vegan meals to all the school-going children in Scotland.
Thus, we can evidentally say that the vegan society is working hard to bring changes in the society. It is also protecting humans from climatic changes. It’s impossible to see the change in a day, but it is definitely
possible to make a big change in the future.