PS 244, in Flushing, Queens, became the first public school in a major American city to offer an all-vegetarian menu.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott turned up to eat with the kids, though he could’ve probably looked a little happier, right?
On yesterday’s menu, above, were black bean and cheddar quesadillas with salsa and roasted potatoes.
Third graders who spoke with NY1 gave it rave reviews.
"When you’re healthy you can do better on tests, and you can fight more diseases," said one student in the cafeteria.
"It’s green so it can make your eyes better, and it can also help your muscles to become stronger, and it also has a lot of protein, not a lot of sugar," said another student. [link]
Other items on the menu include roasted chickpeas, braised black beans with plantains, tofu vegetable wrap with cucumber salad, vegetarian chili served with brown rice, falafel, and roasted tofu with Asian sesame sauce.
Photos by Kendall Rodriguez for the New York Daily News