Schools offering vegetarian-only lunches forced to make changes after backlash from parents

Independent is reporting that a backlash from parents has forced schools to make changes to their plans to give pupils vegetarian-only lunches.

One school has even introduced a meat option after some parents claimed their daughters were coming home “starving” and were going to McDonald’s because they did not want to eat their lunch.

Vegetarian schools are still a relatively rare phenomenon, especially in the state sector, but a growing number of new schools are opting for meat-free lunches to reduce their carbon footprint.

Child-friendly options, such as macaroni and cheese, will be rolled out to encourage more pupils to eat meals after the school found that children were avoiding vegetables like courgettes.

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