Oct 29, 2021 - News
Lentil mystery at CPS solved
A meatloaf burger served by CPS last week.
More than one Chicago Public School served this meatloaf burger during last week's "Plant Forward Thursday" when no meat is supposed to be served. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

👋 Monica here. Yesterday I shared the mysterious accounts of Chicago Public School students being served meat during CPS' "Plant Forward Thursdays."

  • I also shared my own story of going to a high school where CPS had been arranging a taste test of its new meatless lentil Joe and then finding I couldn't go in.
  • The mysteries were solved when I got this note from CPS spokesman Evan Moore:
  • "The school cafeteria manager ...had [vegetarian] items on site to meet the menu requirements but chose not to prepare the [lentil] Joes as students did not choose to eat that item the last time it was offered. When it was posted on the menu again, a meatloaf cheeseburger was prepared instead... There are isolated instances where managers make changes unbeknownst to officials to appease students' taste at the site."
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