Skip to Main Content

Scarlett Johansson Pushes for Healthy School Lunches

Written by PETA | March 23, 2010

Gorgeous, voluptuous, and sexy: All of those words describe actor/singer Scarlett Johansson. And now that she’s the newest luminary to show support for the Healthy School Meals Act, we can add “humanitarian” and “friend to animals” to the list.


© Star Max Inc.
Scarlett Johansson


If launched, this $4 million pilot program will ingrain (sorry, couldn’t resist) vegetarian food and drinks into school districts’ lunch programs over a two-year period. In her letter, Scarlett points out, “Millions of families in America rely on subsidized school lunches, and these meals are absolutely crucial to children’s well-being.” The Healthy School Meals Act will give kids a chance to develop healthy eating habits that center on nutritious plant-based fare, instead of body parts from stressed, mutilated, and exhausted animals.

By joining Spiderman‘s Tobey Maguire and health experts around the country in this effort, Scarlett has revealed her smarts and her 24-carrot heart of gold. (Oh, yes, I did.)

Written by Karin Bennett

Commenting is closed.
  • Victor Troncoso says:

    hI sCARLETT keep going and thanks for using your voice for this campaign for an AMERICA FREE OF JUNK FOOD

  • Roberto says:

    Now I like her even more!Its good to see that little by little people are opening their eyes to real humanity

  • lynn says:

    Whole grains doesn’t mean vegetarian. Serving cheese pizza without meat doesn’t solve unhealthy eating either. Adding some wholesomeness means more vitamins and minerals plus fiber. I cook at a school cafeteria with whole grains no complaints kids are happy.

  • Meppu says:

    Whaat we never have pizza and stuff at school we only have healthy food and veggie option. Oh and school food is free in finland for all students aged 618. It also includes saladbuffet.

  • Jenna says:

    I am surprised so many people consider french fries a vegetable. Just because it was once a potato does not mean it is healthy after it has been salted and deep fried! I need to read the bill but I hope that it helps to EDUCATE our young ones about healthy choices because it isn’t JUST about NOT having meat it is about learning to love veggies and fruits. And children WILL eat and LOVE vegetables if you raise them that way. My daughter LOVES broccoli cabbage spinach green beans brussel sprouts cilantro and a whole bunch of other healthy green foods! It would be AMAZING if more schools offered these healthy alternatives.

  • Marco Lanza says:

    That’s beautiful for the kids and everyone else!

  • latonya says:

    i applaud her efforts and hope to see veg menus in today’s schools. The real task starts at home. If junk food is eaten then the kids are going to be cautious about changes at school. My kids already complain about the school lunches. i serve veg dishes at home but i can cook and season it up. kitchen aides not going to put heart into it like mom

  • Kenady says:

    To Brian She is INTELLIGENT ahole So go hate somewhere else or at least make your “hating” have some reasoning loser

  • Jack says:

    This is a very important project if for no other reason and there are other reasonsthan to help control obesity. My opinion of Scarlett Johansson just went up considerably.

  • Debby Jones says:

    We need out children healthy. Too many overweight.

  • Brian says:

    I can’t help but notice intelligent was left out of your description of Scarlett J…

  • lauren billingham says:

    Another actress who is beautiful on the outside and beautiful on the inside.

  • Tom says:

    I don’t see what this law will do that isn’t already being done. There are already vegetarian options in the schools here. You can get a vegetable plate if you go through the meat and vege line and although much more limited there are options in the “fast food” line like a salad fries or pizza with no meat. The problem isn’t that the food isn’t available it’s that the kids won’t eat just vegetables aside from the ones who eat just fries This law won’t change that and it won’t ban meat in schools.

  • Lisa says:

    Scarlett is talented and truly awesome!

  • Blas-Doo says:

    going to high school we never had these kinds of options and i wish i did im glad someone is finally making an actual stand for it. im still jealous… damn kids…

  • Erica Stolte says:

    Those lucky lucky kids these days. I would have loved to have vegetarian options beyond cheese pizza in school.

  • Cande says:

    oh how sweet!!!