New York City Council Passes Resolution to Ban Processed Meat at Public Schools

The New York City Council has adopted a resolution that calls upon the Department of Education to remove all processed meats from public school menus.

Resolution 238, approved earlier this month, calls for a prohibition on processed meats including hot dogs, pepperoni and bologna.

“We cannot continue feeding our children substances that are scientifically proven to increase their chances of cancer later in life,” says Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, who is vegan himself. “We must feed our kids nutritious meals that will nourish their bodies and help them perform better academically. Kids want to be healthy and strong, so let’s help them get there by feeding them healthy meals.”

In March, Adams along with Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all of its public schools would serve meatless meals on Mondays, along with a selection of vegan options.

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