Scarlett Johansson Pushes for Healthy School Lunches

Published by PETA.

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.


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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

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