In Bordeaux, France, meals are prepared by the Syndicat Intercommunal à Vocation Unique (SIVU) which delivers to schools every morning. Every day, more than 23,000 quality meals are prepared at this facility for primary school children, recreation centers, seniors, city staff restaurants and home delivery meals.
Once a week, a vegetarian menu alone is offered. It is designed to show the children that they can eat differently but still have a balanced diet with their protein needs met. The menus are composed by a team of dieticians who ensure the quality and balance of meals served without forgetting the notion of pleasure and culinary discoveries.
In addition to the vegetarian meals on offer, nearly 30% of dishes offered to children come from organic and sustainable food. Nearly 30% of all food supplies come from the New Aquitaine Region. This proportion is steadily increasing and any surplus food production is donated to a food bank.
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.