VegNews Daily

New School Lunches

With health problems afflicting elementary school students, Greenville County, SC, has decided to revolutionize their school lunches with more nutritious options.

This upcoming school year, health-minded students in Greenville County School District in South Carolina will be able to opt for vegetarian, raw, and unprocessed foods during their lunches. Partnering with the Culinary Institute at Greenville Technical College, cafeteria workers are being trained to prepare more nutritious meals, such whole-grain pastas, black bean burgers, and tofu. The district’s nutritionist estimates that 41 percent of the students suffer from obesity, and some have additional health problems like high cholesterol and diabetes. This new lunch program could help lower the alarming health statistics. “We have always said a hungry child can’t learn,” Kim Kelley, a cafeteria worker, told a local news station. “If we are giving them something that will keep them full longer and help their brain power, how do you argue with that?”

Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
Read More »

Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
Read More »

MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
Read More »

Daiya Debuts Line of Vegan Ice Cream Bars

The vegan brand expands its product line to include ice cream, burritos, new yogurt options, and cheese sticks.
Read More »

Cory Booker Dishes on Whole Food Plant-Based Journey

The outspoken vegan New Jersey Senator takes to social media to encourage his fans to be kind to themselves and others.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »