Parents whose children are in public child care facilities in Bern can rest easy knowing their children are getting their vegetables!
The City of Bern requires that all such facilities serve meat or fish no more than once or twice each week, and that when there is a meat option, there also has to be a vegetarian option. Most ingredients are local, sustainable, and carry the “IP Suisse” designation (which means they meet certain standards for animal welfare and environmental sustainability).
Bern is doing a great job making sure children in child care facilities have access to healthy, vegetarian food. Next up, they should expand these requirements to more schools and magnify their impact!
Greenpeace’s global challenge:
Our supporters are challenging cities to race to the top on meat reduction to protect our climate, forests, and water. We aim to have at least 50 cities commit to serving two vegetarian meals (no meat or dairy options) in all public canteens weekly by the end of 2019. We expect to have at least 100 global cities make this or a greater commitment toward less and better meat and more plant-rich meals by 2020.