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Twitter Co-Founder Lobbies For Vegetarian School Lunches (VIDEO)

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken up a cause that requires a few more than 140 characters to explain. The microblogging exec is lobbying Congress to add vegetarian options to school lunches, and sent a letter to Rep. George Miller, chair of the House Education and Labor Committee to support the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, which would add a vegetarian friendly option to children's school lunches.

UPDATE: The Committee on Education and Labor responded to Stone's letter via Twitter, writing that the goal of the reauthorization is to "improve children's access to healthy and affordable meals at school."

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country don't eat meat, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. However, these young vegetarians often can't find healthy, meatless meals in the school cafeteria ... Even students who aren't vegetarian would benefit from having low-fat, high-fiber vegetarian options.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has released a video advocating healthier school lunches, which has aired on TV in Rep. Miller's district.

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