I think the flexitarian approach is smart. Anyone going from meat-meat-meat to a total vegan diet probably wouldn't stick with it too long. They'd miss their familiar foods. But if you ease into it and find meatless recipes that you love, it can work. I don't miss red meat one tiny bit -- although that roast last night smelled so good I thought for a second about tasting it :) (It was marinated in wine 24 hours and then roasted slowly for 3 hours, so you could say it was the wine that smelled so good!)
My kids don't complain when we eat some of the wonderful vegetarian meals that we love. I thiknk we just currently don't have enough of those to fill a menu for a week. I'm fine eating the same thing many times, but I realize most people (my family included) want more variety.
Another thing I liked about that show is that they talked about school lunch programs. Generally the reporting on school lunch is very dismal, but they showed a more optimistic POV. They interviewed Bill Clinton (re his heart issues), and he said good things about changes coming in school lunch programs. I hope so!
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