Tobey Maguire Wants Schools to Go Vegetarian

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Tobey Maguire


I am deeply concerned that unhealthy school lunches are contributing to our nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. School is tough enough already—schools shouldn’t have to put up with lunches swimming in fat and cholesterol. It’s time for healthier options.

—Tobey Maguire

The Spider-Man star has teamed up with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to encourage public schools to escape the unhealthy web (yeah, I went there) of greasy cafeteria fare and offer healthy vegetarian options. He also says that as a father, “[T]his issue is tremendously important …”

If only all dads were that fly. (All right, I’m done. Promise.)

Written by Shawna Flavell

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