“To change a culture you need to start at a young age. We now have children aged 0 to 5 adopting Meat Free Monday across our nurseries, so it will be completely normal to the next generation. It is also a great excuse to eat more vegetables and introduce new flavours to our children.” – Mark Webster
Mark Webster is the Catering Manager at Just Childcare, a family of day nurseries, with over 30 locations across the North of England. Putting children and their health at the heart of everything they do, Just Childcare introduced Meat Free Monday to their nursery menus in October 2015 to ensure their children grow up healthily and learn to preserve the environment.
Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School
“This is our third year of running the programme and our vegetarian options have become ever more creative and popular. So onwards and upwards for Meat Free Monday.” – Andy Ward
Andy Ward is Assistant Headteacher at Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School.
Great Missenden Church of England Combined School
“Meat Free Mondays are an excellent way to encourage children to do their bit for the environment and think about the food they eat.” – Victoria Greaves
Victoria Greaves is a former School Nutritionist at Great Missenden Church of England Combined School.
“Meat Free Monday has increased the demand for school dinners. Parents are really pleased, reporting that their children are now happier with the choices available.” – Angela Ryan
Angela Ryan is the Headteacher of Campsbourne School.
Claremont High School Academy
“Meat Free Monday is an opportunity to be adventurous with our food and offer a wide range of vegetarian options for a variety of students with different palates.”
Peter Georghiades is Assistant Headteacher at Claremont High School Academy.