Food policies in the French city of Nantes have been evolving for several years because of the acknowledgment of the need to diversify the content of plates served to school children. Currently, one to two meals per week without meat are served to children and a vegetarian meal, called “meal for the planet “with cereals and legumes as the main course, is served once a month.
With the training of hundreds of employees in how to serve this alternative cuisine to kids, the cooks of the central kitchen, school catering workers and executives from the Education Directorate are all pitching in to move things up a gear.
Greenpeace’s global challenge:
Our supporters are challenging cities to race to the top on meat reduction to protect our climate, forests, and water. We aim to have at least 50 cities commit to serving two vegetarian meals (no meat or dairy options) in all public canteens weekly by the end of 2019. We expect to have at least 100 global cities make this or a greater commitment toward less and better meat and more plant-rich meals by 2020.