There are success stories of school districts that have put serving more plant-based foods to the test, reaping benefits along the way. For example, Oakland Unified School Districtreduced its meat and dairy purchases, saving water, cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and saving money.
Despite the growing trend towards serving more plant-based meals, shifting institutional food purchasing towards less and better meat has rarely been tapped as a climate mitigation strategy. We can make a difference too and that’s where you come in. Our School Lunch Toolkit offers template letters to your local Food Service Directors and School District Board, research and other materials to support you to advocate for better, plant-based food and non-dairy milk options.