Meat Free Mondays on the menu for Edinburgh pupils

Primary pupils in the Capital are helping to improve the environment while boosting their own health by participating in the Meat Free Monday campaign.

Edinburgh is the first local authority in Scotland to drop meat from its Council-run lunch menus every Monday, joining others across England and Northern Ireland, as well as schools as far afield as Brazil, South Korea and USA.Royal High PS

On Monday (23 April 2018) classmates at Royal High Primary School helped to officially launch the scheme, tucking into chunky vegetable curry with steamed rice and Quorn dogs with chunky wedges. All other Council-run primary schools will also serve vegetarian meals on a Monday from now on.

Meat Free Monday was established in 2009 by singer Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary, aiming to raise awareness of the impact eating meat has on the environment, climate change and natural resources in addition to the health benefits of having at least one meat free day each week.

Edinburgh is just one of many places in the world where schoolchildren are not only afforded a better diet but a chance to learn more about their health and the planet as schools across the city are actively engaging with pupils to promote a healthier lifestyle.

For more information on Meat Free Monday, including tips for taking part, visit the campaign website.


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