Georgia leads the way –– the first schools to offer a vegetarian-only lunch line.
High School Opens Vegetarian Lunch Line
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By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer
January 09,2006 | ATLANTA -- Miriam Archibong remembers the food offerings her high school cafeteria used to serve for vegetarians: bland salads and greasy cheese pizza.
But salads are "not sufficient to survive," she says. "Cheese pizza -- that's not healthy because of all that grease."
Archibong often brought her own food, lunching on applesauce, carrots and water. Finally, she and other vegetarians at Grady High School demanded -- and won -- some changes two years ago.
Today, Grady High has a separate vegetarian lunch line with a menu as varied as veggie eggrolls, pasta salad, vegetarian pizza and sloppy joes made of tofu.