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  • US school goes veggie
  • US school goes veggie
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US school goes veggie

What springs to mind when you think of school dinners? Sticky toffee pudding? Chips and gravy? Cottage pie? Probably not tofu, chickpea curry and spinach paninis. But in PS 244, an elementary school in Queens, this is exactly what gets served up on hungry students' lunch trays.



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