Brooklyn school holds vegan food expo for the students and community

Organizers say the event isn’t only about trying out delicious food, but also to teach people about the benefits of vegan options.

Shniece Archer and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 27, 2024, 12:53 AM

Updated 21 days ago

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A major change is taking over the kitchen at one Bed-Stuy school that’s bringing plant-based food to their students and the community.
People of all ages came to P.S. 59 on Tuesday for a sip and taste of many vegan treats as part of a new plan to incorporate healthier foods into the diets of many, trying out everything from fresh-pressed juices to veggie quinoa bowls and a vegan rendition of chicken and waffles.
Organizers say the event isn’t only about trying out delicious food, but also to teach people about the benefits of vegan options. There were also cooking classes to teach people how to make the dishes at home.
"I think its a great start in Bed-Stuy and we are advocating for healthier families because then we'll have a healthier community,” said Dr. Cherry-Ann Joseph-Hislop, principal of P.S. 59.


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