A German International school in Chennai, on the eastern coast of India, has been awarded the Compassionate School Award for its vegan-only menu.
The menu includes meals such as lentil dahls, pumpkin spice muffins and pesto pasta bake.
The school’s impact on the environment was the main driver of change. PETA also recognised the work which the school was doing to incorporate compassion, empathy and healthy eating into the curriculum.
The school said: “As a school, we feel that it’s imperative that our students start learning at the beginning of the age of the importance of healthy food choices and the benefits they reap.
“We are hoping that this decision will affect parents and other schools to rethink and make more environmentally conscious and healthy decisions.”