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Vegan Fridays for NY City schools

Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York

All New York City schools are debuting Vegan Fridays. Following the adoption of Meatless Mondays by all 1,700 public schools in NYC in 2019, they are now adding an additional day each week when all meals offered will be vegan, with such options as bagels and jelly, veggie tacos, Mediterranean pasta, black bean and plantain rice bowls and more.  The meals will phased in, with non-vegan options available for children upon request, and will be available free to the 930,000 children who attend NYC public schools.  Due to federal guidelines, dairy milk will also continue to be available.

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NYC elects vegan mayor

NYC Mayor Eric Adams

New York City has just elected its first vegan mayor.  Eric Adams, a former police captain, ran on a campaign to restore New York to its former glory after being ravaged by the pandemic, but the fact that he’s vegan could have a big impact.  We’ve previously written about how Adams went vegan 5 years ago, while suffering from Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and he was losing his eye-sight.  Within 3 weeks of changing his diet, his vision improved.  Within 3 months, his nerve damage recovered and he has not needed to take any more medications.  With such a dramatic improvement, he has become passionate about the importance of a healthy diet.

He has previously been able to use the power of his position to share the importance of eating healthy and the benefits of a plant-based diet as widely as possible.  As the Borough of Brooklyn president, he was able to ban processed meat from schools in 2019.  In addition, in June he provided a discretionary grant of $10,000 to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine, so that medical school students there could study the benefits of a plant-based diet. The money will help fund a new initiative entitled “Food as Medicine.” It will act as a supplemental program to the college’s existing nutrition courses. 

While he has many other challenges on his plate as the mayor of New York City, we look forward to watching what other changes he is able to make to encourage more plant-based eating in New York.

Eric Adams – Change of Diet saved his life!

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president of New York City

Eric Adams grew up extremely poor, living in a 4-storey tenement building in a family with 6 children.  After a 22-year career in the NY City police department, he moved into politics and is currently Brooklyn Borough president of New York City and running for City mayor in 2021.

Eric noticed that he was starting to lose his sight in 2016.  A visit to the doctors determined that he had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a stomach ulcer, and late stage Type 2 Diabetes.  He was told that he would be on medication for the rest of his life, that he would likely lose his sight and possibly some fingers and toes from nerve damage.  This was a very emotional time for him, facing the possibility of not being able to continue to be involved in politics.  But then he learned about the benefits of a plant-based diet.  Changing his diet saved his life.  He learned about the power of a whole food plant-based diet to treat his condition.

Within 3 weeks of changing his diet, his vision improved.  Within 3 months, the nerve damage recovered and he’s never needed to take medications after the first week.  He now uses the power of his position to share the importance of eating healthy and the benefits of a plant-based diet as widely as possible.  He has supported local schools switching their lunches to all vegetarian, and encouraged prisons to provide healthier food.  If he had his way there would be more meatless options in every city entity.  He encourages everyone to be “a thriver instead of a survivor.” If elected, he will become the first vegan NY City mayor.