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Elementary school cafeteria goes vegetarian

Published On: May 02 2013 10:36:57 AM EDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 02:48:11 PM EDT
Pita pocket salad


Forget Meatless Mondays. Every day is meatless at an elementary school cafeteria that's gone completely vegetarian.

New York City's Public School 244 started serving vegetarian lunches three days a week, and went to five days a week after finding students gravitated toward those options, The Associated Press reported.

The school is thought to be one of the first meat-free elementary schools in the country, according to NBC News.


Among the menu items offered: tofu wraps, veggie chili, braised black beans and plantains, quesadillas, falafel, pizza and roasted potatoes.

Breakfast options include whole-grain banana bread.

The Queens school has 400 students in pre-kindergarten through third grade.