How do I get vegan food into school cafeterias?

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  • How to Create Change in My School

    It takes time and commitment if you want to change the food in your school/school district. Learn how school food works, what you need to know before starting, and strategies for communicating with school decision makers.

  • How to Veganize Your Cafeteria

    Getting healthy vegan options added to your cafeteria is often as easy as simply asking, but if that doesn’t work, with a little help from PETA, you can learn how to get your campaign started.

  • Vegan Options for School Lunch Programs

    Learn about putting best practices into action.

Organizations

  • Balanced

    Balanced is a network of public health professionals, nutrition science experts, and everyday people from around the world fighting for a healthier food system one menu at a time. Their goal is to help institutions of all types commit to bold (but realistic) menu changes that have major impact. Their Balanced Menu Scorecard was designed to give community members and decision makers objective data and concrete action steps for improving the healthfulness of their menus.

  • Coalition for Healthy School Food

    The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community about the health, environmental, and social justice issues of our food choices.

  • Friends of the Earth

    The Climate-Friendly School Food Campaign: convenes regional, healthy, climate-friendly school forums; promotes practical tools, strategies and policy reforms; provides marketing tools, carbon footprinting analysis and infographics in targeted districts; builds collaboration among local, national and regional organizations; and advocates for and advances policies at the federal and district levels.

  • One Meal A Day For The Planet

    OMD supports school districts regionally across Rhode Island, North Carolina and California to offer a hot plant-based lunch every day to K-12 kids by resourcing food service professionals and engaging policymakers and food service manufacturing companies. Bringing our state-specific experience, we also work with the Healthy, Climate-Friendly School Lunch Coalition to grow access to healthy, climate-friendly school lunch by developing resources and also through online and in-person events.

  • Veg Student Alliance

    Veg Student Alliance is a FREE program which empowers veg teens and their allies with the necessary knowledge and leadership skills to speak up and take initiative toward a more plant-based, sustainable, and compassionate food system.

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Guide Updated February 13, 2021

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