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LAUSD Starts Meatless Monday Tradition in School Cafeterias

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Students attending public schools have been going vegetarian for the past month, participating in a city-wide recognition of Meatless Monday.

It could have a big impact. As the second largest school district in the country, LAUSD serves 650,000 meals in its K-12 schools per day, so that has a huge impact on how many animals are being saved. Of course, being vego doesn't necessarily mean you're being healthy.

The LA Times states that the meal served this past Monday, a Southwestern rice and bean bowl, had a whopping 970 mg of sodium. That's nearly half the recommended 2,300 mg per day for those under 51.

Still, animal rights activists and environmentalists should be happy with the development. It's been a long road to get to this point, with all the battles resulting spilled sugary milk and failed healthy menus brought in by celeb chefs.

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Of course, kids can still bring their own lunches and will likely be selling junk food contraband, so hopefully this one sticks.