In Limoges, France one of the five meals served a week in school canteens is now vegetarian meals. With 5,900 meals served daily to children in 33 schools, this is a great initiative to start changing the mindsets and behaviors of future generations.
And yet, in the region, Limoges is one of the only exemplary cities in terms of reduction of overconsumption of meat in schools. The city has also taken various steps to reduce food waste in canteens which help with climate mitigation. Thus, in order to better plan quantities in the kitchen, parents must register their children in advance for a certain number of daily meals so that food is not wasted.
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.