A Musing All-Vegan School Cafeteria
"Inspiring and preparing young people to
live consciously with themselves, one
another, and the planet."
- The (lofty) mission of the MUSE School
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MUSE school is located in the city of
Calabasas, California, a few miles northwest
of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica mountains.
If I had it to do all over again, I would make
the area my home and my three daughters
would be attending the Muse school.
In April, Dr. Michael Klaper will be the keynote
speaker in an assembly explaining the benefits
of eating a plant-based diet to kindergarten
through eighth grade students attending the
MUSE educators write:
"Our school is a seedbed for innovative
practices and programs...MUSE is a
high-performance learning lab that
demonstrates eco-literacy and serves as
a beacon of sustainable living and design.
We are committed to restoring and
celebrating nature and to serving as a
champion of everything green."
This coming September, MUSE will officially
become the first school in America serving
a full menu of various plant-based foods
to the children fortunate to attend.
In 2014, they began a transition from the
standard American diet to a vegetarian one.
The kids ate dairy. That will be no more.
Beginning September, it's all vegan.
Meatless Mondays will become Meatless
Mondays through Fridays.
MUSE grows 200 varieties of their own organic
lettuce. Children will be in salad heaven.
MUSE was founded by Suzy Cameron, wife of James
Cameron who wrote, produced, and directed the
blockbuster movie, Avatar. Cameron's roots in
science fiction morphed from a disastrous future
for mankind in The Terminator to an idyllic
existence in Avatar. The Muse school and its
vegan cafeteria reflect the first spiritual
application of an Avatar-like Garden of Eden
in the twenty-first century.
I am thoroughly a mused!
Somewhere in Topeka, a girl named Dorothy
will eat typical middle-American school lunches
of pork and pizza and click together the heels
of her red Jimmy Choos to discover she has a
case of advanced heart disease like her fellow
classmates before becoming a teenager. And
somewhere over the rainbow, evolves a lifestyle
free of the diseases plaguing most Americans.
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"You are not in Kansas anymore."
- Col. Miles Quaritch, Avatar