New York City elementary school goes vegetarian

Posted at 8:55 PM, Apr 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-30 20:55:15-04

FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11)  – It’s a question asked of many school students: what did you have for lunch today? One new york city school is cooking up a new menu, and it’s vegetarian.

P.S. 244 in Flushing has about 400 students in pre-K through 3rd grade, and if they’re buying their lunch these days–they’ve gone veggie.

The school started by serving meatless meals three days a week, and gradually increased to four, before announcing they’d dropped it altogether on Tuesday. It’s the first school in the city to do it, and People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might actually be the first in the country.

On the menu today: black beans and cheddar quesadillas served with salsa and roasted potatoes.