Why Meatless Mondays may not be health fix school kids need

De Blasio and school officials are patting themselves on the back for the move, which they say is good for kids’ and the planet’s health. They point out that using less meat will cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and one in five NYC kindergartners is obese.But meatless doesn’t always mean better for you, according to health experts.


“There’s a very easy way to be less healthy by going meatless,” says Amy Shapiro, a registered dietitian and nutritionist based in Noho who has three kids in the NYC public-school system. “My kids might get a big pretzel or garlic bread at school — I don’t know where the nutrients are, but I know it’s meatless.”

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