THE OMD BEET   |   News you can't beet from One Meal a Day   |  August 2019
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— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
News from OMD
For families, the back to school season is a big relief for some, a sad end to Summer for others. Regardless, it’s a time for new beginnings, reinvention ands the perfect moment to start fresh with a blank slate. 

For schools, the benefits of healthier, climate-friendly school lunch programs  are in the spotlight: there’s a bill introduced in the California State Legislature that, if passed, would encourage plant-based food and milk options  in public schools for the first time ever (that’s 540 million school lunches served a year!!); and OMD’s founder, Suzy’s, MUSE Schools have gone global, with plant-based school lunches a cornerstone of their curriculum and school credo. 

In that spirit , we’re dishing up inspiration for kid-approved plant-based lunch combos, giving you the scoop on the state of America’s National School Lunch Program and more Enjoy!
Make This
5 Easy Plant-Based School Lunches Kids Love
Dippable veggie burger nuggets? No-bake granola bars that are perfect for little hands? School lunches just got healthier and more fun!
 
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Dig This
School Lunch Reform: Everything You Need to Know
Six reasons why California’s Assembly Bill 479 is groundbreaking for the nation — and what you can do to make a difference in your school, district, state and beyond.
 
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Watch This
PCRM’s Exam Room Interviews Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.
What a student eats affects everything from their health to their academic performance. Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., stops by our partners at PCRM’s The Exam Room Podcast to talk about the state of school lunch in the United States and the benefits of adding more plant-based meals to lunch trays.
 
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Do This
Root for Change: Give K-12 Cafeterias the Green Treatment
Students deserve better than processed meat and dairy-laden meals in cafeterias. Create a better food future. Download our School Lunch Toolkit for resources, templates, and materials to support you to advocate for change.
 
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On the Road Again
Planning a campout for the Labor Day holiday? Don’t leave home without some tunes for the road. Photo courtesy of Gear Patrol.
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Check Out Our 7-Day Meal Plan
So you want to eat more plants? You’ve come to the right place. Grab our 7-day meal planner to get fresh inspo — even swapping one meal a day for a plant-based option can make a huge difference!
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