In a blatant bid to please Mayor Eric Adams, city schools are serving vegan-only meals on Fridays. Why not follow the rest of his educational vision and offer more options, not fewer?
Especially since Adams himself admits to eating fish.
No doubt, many kids could use a healthier diet. But growing bodies need lots of protein for both physical and cognitive development. Will they get enough from boiled legumes or spinach and cranberry salad (one of the four “Vegan Fridays” menu options)?
Bad enough that schools have already gone to meatless Mondays and Fridays. Forcing a diet that works for a diabetic 61-year-old (and an even-older Bill Clinton) on kids for even one day a week is just wrong.
Especially when the school system is hard-pressed to produce edible food in the first place. (Most schools now rely on bag-to-oven meals and quick fixes, thanks to staff shortages.)
New Yorkers want changes to the flailing public-school system, but “seasoned broccoli salad” isn’t remotely what they had in mind.