I was reading more about all the work Jamie Oliver has done in Britain with revamping school lunches, changing them from processed foods to healthier foods. I'd really like to see his shows that document the process, the first series where he initiated the changes, and the second one where he went back to see how things were going. He started this several years ago, so there is more data about the results and progress. The changes in the schools are going slow, but already there is evidence that the kids are healthier...fewer absences and better scores on tests. Those are great results and it's a great start.
Daily Mail Article
I'd love to see someone do the same with a vegetarian/vegan foods campaign. I think the kids (and everyone else) would flourish a great deal more, even if they only chose vegetarian meals sometimes. But man, just thinking about the push-back Jamie is getting with simply changing the foods from processed to healthy and not even taking away the meat but just replacing it, wow, that will be one heck of a battle. It simply comes down to following food guidelines that make no sense, insufficient funding, and not enough labor in his case, but in a campagin to add vegetarian options it would be all that AND resistance to the idea of plant-based foods. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) agreed that the vegan diet is perfectly healthy for all ages. Now to get everyone else on board.