I scan the lunch hall at my school, the only 'vegetarian options' being a cheese and or egg laden option of sorts. The salad bars main contents being potato salad (non vegan) and other meats and non plant based options.
I call for the health secretary, Jeremy hunt, to introduce more vegan and plant based meals for children interested in a plant based diet.
Veganism has dramatically changed my health and has for many others, not only does it reduce the chances of high blood pressure and heart disease from the animal fats found in meat and dairy, livestock and meat production contribute to more greenhouse gasses than transport.
Vegan is not just a dietary choice however, it's a way or life, and for more children to become aware of this would be a dramatic and amazing step for health education around the UK.
Taking this healthy step can be so beneficial for the adolescent nowadays, who many of us are unaware of nutriton and what we should eat.. Leading to misconceptions ie, skip dinner wake up thinner ( a slogan for pro anorexia) and bread is bad for you ( when in reality it is really not)
I'm only fifteen and I can't make a difference myself, however with the help of the health depertment and fellow animal lovers.. We can!
so even if it's just a wider variety of options that are dairy, egg and meat free (ie a simple cous cous salad with a side of chickpeas or tofu-which provides complex carbohydrates, protein and essential vitamins and nutrients in salad such a kale) id be happy to see this through.