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Five Nominees Are in the Running to Be Named the School That Gives Its Students the Best Food for Thought
For Immediate Release:April 15, 2010
Contact:Marta Holmberg 757-622-7382
Westmount, Quebec -- Not so long ago, a vegan meal at many of the country's schools consisted of pale canned peas and limp salad, but times have changed for the better. Now peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization, is announcing the nominees for its second annual Most Veg-Friendly Cafeterias poll--and The Study has made the grade.
The Study has been chosen as one of the top five schools in Canada for its vegetarian food offerings. Among the many meatless selections served up in the school's cafeteria are quiche, asparagus crepes, tofu chow mein, Moroccan veggie saute, Thai soup, and corn and sweet-potato soup.
Kids who eat plant-based foods get all the protein and other nutrients that they need without consuming all the cholesterol and saturated fats that are found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. Students who stick to vegan options are more likely than their classmates to stay slim and avoid developing "adult" health problems that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes. By eating a vegan diet, students help not only themselves but also the planet. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, boats, trains, and planes in the world combined. Students who avoid meat and dairy products also save many animals' lives every year.
"By offering a number of meatless food options in its cafeterias, The Study is not only helping students maintain good health but also helping them save animals and the planet," says peta2 director Dan Shannon. "For more and more young people, these are all important goals."
Other nominees include St. George's School in Vancouver, St. Michaels University School in Victoria, and Ontario's Trafalgar Castle School and Branksome Hall. Nominees were chosen based on student recommendations and feedback received through MySpace, Facebook, and the peta2 Web site. Voting ends on April 30, and the winners will be announced on May 3. Everyone is eligible to vote to help peta2 find a winner.
To learn more about the poll or to cast your vote, please visit peta2.com.
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