Earlier this month, Branford High School in Connecticut got a plant-based makeover after its dining hall teamed up with local vegan eatery G-Zen to offer students tasty, nutritious alternatives to standard lunch-line fare. The event took place in celebration of National Nutrition Month and as part of a campaign by the school’s food-service provider, Chartwells, that aims to increase the presence of fresh, locally sourced foods in cafeterias. Students chowed down on vegetable lasagna and veggie fried rice, which were prepared by G-Zen (and GMonkey Mobile) owner-founders Mark and Ami Beach Shadle. The Shadles will also be serving at North Branford High School and other local schools in the future in efforts to increase plant-based dining options for students.
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