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Opt your child in to receive plant-based lunches at school!

Illinois now offers students more lunchtime choices, including new plant-based meals.

Besides being packed with all the daily fiber, protein and nutrients students need to learn, grow and lead healthy lives, and fully aligning with USDA nutrition requirements, plant-based lunches have additional health benefits for your student!

Asking your public school to serve your child a plant-based meal comes at no extra cost.  Teens can make this request on their own!

More fiber!

A fiber-rich diet supports healthy immune systems that keep children engaged and in the classroom.

A lifetime of better health!

Eating more plant-based meals benefits long-term health and reduces the likelihood of developing obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and various forms of cancer.

There are benefits for parents too. You can feel confident your child is getting enough fruits and vegetables.

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Cafeteria food never tasted so good!

Plant-based lunches will include food kids already know and love – like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

In addition, there are plant-based alternatives for almost everything your child already loves to eat – from chicken nuggets and mac and cheese to pizza and lasagna. 

Interested in seeing some of the menu items that your child could enjoy if you opt them into plant-based meals?