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Variety of Vegetarian Options Gives School the Edge to Knock Off Stiff Competition From Across the CountryFor Immediate Release:May 3, 2010
Contact:Marta Holmberg 757-622-7382
Whitby, Ontario -- Votes have been tallied, the judges have mulled it over, and Trafalgar Castle School has been declared the winner of the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cafeteria poll sponsored by peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization. Trafalgar Castle School beat out four other schools to take the award in the category of Canadian Schools. The school will receive a framed certificate and a thank-you card signed by peta2 staffers.
Trafalgar Castle School is stepping up to meet the food demands of students who are concerned about protecting animals, the environment, and their health by offering a variety of vegetarian options on its menu. Some popular dishes that are available in the Trafalgar Castle School cafeteria include strawberry and mixed-greens salad, tomato and watermelon salad, veggie burgers, perogies, stuffed mushrooms, faux-beef sloppy Joes, tofu with pineapple and Shanghai noodles, and veggie dogs.
"Trafalgar Castle School stands as a role model for schools across the country when it comes to educating students about how their food choices affect not only their own health but also the world around them," says peta2 director Dan Shannon. "More and more young people are learning that the best thing that they can do for animals, the planet, and themselves is to go vegan."
Trafalgar Castle School beat out The Study in Quebec, St. Georges School in Vancouver, Branksome Hall in Toronto, and St. Michaels University School in Victoria. Awards were also given in the categories of U.S. Public Schools and U.S. Private Schools.
The consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products has been linked to obesity, heart disease, and other health problems. Raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation and the single leading cause of greenhouse-gas emissions. And, of course, the meat industry causes animal suffering on a massive scale.
For more information, please visit peta2.com.
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