NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Forces Schools to Adopt ‘Meatless Monday’ School Lunches to Combat Climate Change

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that public schools would be participating in “meatless Mondays” in an attempt to combat climate change.

De Blasio announced that schools would be barred from serving meat as part of the school lunch on Mondays throughout the school year. The New York City mayor hoped it would help “the future of [the] planet and [the New York Public School] students.”

According to a report from Politico, de Blasio pointed to greenhouse emissions as the main reason he wanted to pursue the school lunch changes.

“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” he told the outlet.

The city claims the change is cost-neutral and won’t be enforced until the next school year.

This decision from de Blasio came on the heels of the grand unveiling of the Green New Deal from his fellow New York Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). In her Green New Deal resolution fact sheet, Ocasio-Cortez listed the prevention of cow farts as one of the important goals of the deal.

Cows have been in the environmentalist crosshairs ever since it became clear that they emit methane when they pass gas or burp. Methane is a particularly large contributor toward global warming, which is why some environmentalists would like to see meat consumption drop in the United States.

While de Blasio seems excited about the change to the school lunches in New York City, not everyone is on the same page. According to a report from the Washington Times, some students are upset with the change to their school lunches.

De Blasio, of course, is not the first major Democrat to push change in public school cafeterias. Former first lady Michelle Obama championed cafeteria changes as well, greatly increasing the regulations and requirements of public school lunches through the Department of Education.

However, as IJR previously reported, the Trump administration cut back many of those requirements, allowing for lunchtime staples like chocolate milk to return after reports showed that the new requirements increased food waste because students refused to eat the food they were served.

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I’m certain this dipstick meant to say “eliminate cow flatulence’ rather than “greenhouse gases”.

I now see where Occasionally-Coherent gets some of her intelligent agenda items. Pitiful.

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Shades of Michelle Obama. Now he’s imposing his personal choices hypocritically. Giving up meat Bill?

Mary Antoinette O. continued to suck down gourmet meat meals (including endangered species) while imposing her “vision” on hapless students. Do as I say, not as I eat.

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If parents wish their child to eat meat for lunch on Mondays, they simply pack their lunch–the same option that was available to them during Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce the junk food in the diets of American youth. Oh the horrors! Were you discussing the Obamas’ meals with Sam… Read more »

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thanks Phil You just nailed the crucial point. Choice.

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And you perceive the taxpayers should provide each child with their “choice”? The menus are published weekly for our local school cafeterias and if the students do not like the offering, parents pack their lunch. That’s the choice.

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Going to grade public school in the 1950’s, EVERY Friday the CHOICE was grilled cheese & tomato soup because Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays. This was later changed by the Catholic church to only Fridays during lent. I wan’t Catholic, but they did not offer the Protestant or… Read more »

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