As part of our commitment to Healthy Schools, Preston Manor supports the Meat-Free Monday programme. We believe that this programme plays an integral part to ensuring that our students continue to have a healthy and balanced diet.
Every Monday, the School canteen serves a vegetarian only menu to all staff and students. In its 3rd year now, Preston Manor strongly supports the values and ethics behind MFM, which promotes a greater consciousness in how we treat our environment and the animals during the process of mass farming. As global citizens,we have a responsibility to understand that the choices that we make today will affect us and future generations.
Also, futher down see the video message by Sir Paul McCartney talking about Meat Free Monday.
( Featuring extracts from Preston Manor Staff/Students workshop with top london chef Maria Elia )
The campaign has recently been focusing on schools. We think it is important that young people are provided with information that will better enable them to make balanced choices which will affect themselves and future generations.
To this end, MFM teamed up with celebrity chef and author Maria Elia to inform school children in Wembley all about the campaign and provide them with the skills to rustle up a MFM feast at home. Younger pupils at Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School discovered the reasons why their canteen has been meat-free at the start of the week for the past three years and also got a master class in meat-free cooking. Stay tuned for next month's newsletter, when we'll share the recipes from Maria's MFM menu!
Understanding the importance of engaging young minds – so vital if habits are to be changed and a real difference made to the future of the planet – Meat Free Monday co-founder Paul McCartney has recorded an exclusive message to schools, which screened at the Sunday Times Festival of Education last weekend. Watch it here.
And last month we asked you to submit your very own MFM menu to celebrate the continuing success of the Meat Free Monday Cookbook, which offers an entire day’s worth of meal suggestions for every Monday of the year. The winner is Michela Carissimi and you can find her delicious suggestions by clicking on the links below – well done Michela and thanks to all those who took part.