I am happy to write about edible schoolyards and plant-based school menus!
MUSE educates children from age 2 through high school on two campuses in Calabasas, California. It was founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.
In February of this year, Suzi and her husband, (filmmaker) James Cameron, announced MUSE will officially go vegan at the start of the new school year to begin Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Here are quotes from two related news articles:
“In the fall of 2015, MUSE will be the only school we are aware of that is completely plant-based,” said Suzy before James jumped in to finish her sentence: “Plant-based eating – meaning the meals that are served at MUSE will be 100 percent plant-based. The average person would say vegan, but we say whole food, plant-based. It’s about raising kids who don’t think it’s strange or exotic or worthy of a pat on the back to be doing the right thing for the living biosphere.” – Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 25, 2015
“The couple went vegan in 2012 after watching the film, Forks Over Knives, and have plans to open a vegan restaurant in New Zealand.” – VegNews, Feb. 25, 2015
The “Seed to Table” page in the website for MUSE attributes its inspiration:
“For years, Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project has been an inspiration to people worldwide. Her seed-to-table learning model provides a hands-on way for students to see and reflect on the connection between their everyday food choices, their health, and the health of our environment.
At MUSE School, we’ve implemented our own Seed-to-Table learning program, planting the seeds for life-long eating habits that produce healthy minds, bodies, and families.”
Read an excellent article about MUSE at NPR.org published in June 2014.
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school. Their website lists nearly 5,000 locations around the world!
Learn about the Edible Schoolyard Network and be part of the change:
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