Chris Packham urges schools to have more plant-based lunch options
Packham said: “[School Plates] is a great initiative – it’s all about getting young people in schools to explore a more plant-based diet, because, we’ve got to be honest here - in order for us to hope for a healthier, happier, more sustainable future, we need to make some changes. One of the things that we can do relatively easily here in the UK is change what we eat. There’s no ambiguity about the fact that we need to be eating less meat. What we’re interested in is a transition – asking people who eat a lot [of meat] to eat a little less, being patient and kind as they go through that process.”
Packham is due to speak at the national Schools Climate Assembly in Sheffield today, alongside young activists, a CEO of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace UK's former executive director.