Sunday, August 16, 2015

Yves Jégo wants a mandatory vegetarian menu in school canteens – Le Figaro

In full debate on alternative menus, the UDI MP has launched a petition calling for the imposing presence of a vegetarian meal at the canteen menu. He wishes to file a bill to this effect in September.

He sees the solution early on alternative menus. MP Yves Jégo UDI Friday launched a petition to request “a vegetarian alternative compulsory in school canteens”. Beyond this call for signatures, elected centrist has announced plans to drop in September a bill to that effect.

On Thursday, the Administrative Court rejected the Dijon -on the question referred the emergency- challenging the decision of Chalon-sur-Saône mayor to remove pork alternative menus in canteens of his city. Citing this “able and very controversial to say the least brutal” who “opened a quarrel over 10 years,” Yves Jégo considers that compulsory vegetarian menu would “those who do not want meat or fish, what that Either reason to eat a balanced diet. “

” There are indeed very many culinary possibilities for the protein dose required to be contained in each meal vegetarian menus abiding Health , taste and family practices, “argues the deputy. “It’s simple, and this ensures protein intake,” he has also argued Friday on BFM TV. Saturday night, the petition had collected more than 4,700 signatures.

Following the announcement, MP environmentalist Cécile Duflot said his support for the measure proposed by Yves Jégo. The judges that elected EELV “vegetarian alternative menu in canteens would be ideal” and says she gladly would sign a bill to that effect.

The creation of a vegetarian menu, “most secular of all,” was also given last March in a newspaper forum Le Monde by several intellectuals, including Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard. “The vegetarian dish, let alone vegan, is a secular and ecumenical solution to the food preferences of each,” affirmed the authors of this text.

The measure has also been implemented by some municipalities. In Paris, this menu will be offered once a week by 2020. In Perpignan, the town hall (Republicans, former UMP) decided in June not to serve as a substitute pork menu and offer a menu vegetarian. The mayor of Toulouse (LR) also said in July it would propose in September a meatless menu. The president of the Modem, Francois Bayrou, had said in March that it was working on the idea of ​​a vegetarian menu in his hometown of Pau. And in 2008, the town hall of Lyon had created a meatless menu in canteens.


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