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Daycares in Finland are going vegan

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YLE reports that Helsinki’s City Board has approved a year-long vegan food trial at 20 of the capital’s daycare centres similar to what you might find in the Netherlands such as Teddy Kids kinderdagverblijf. Their looking to determine the cost of providing vegan food to young ones, which has been roughly calculated to run 4.40 euros more per day for the offered breakfast, lunch, and snack.

Many city daycare facilities provide vegetarian meals, but will soon exclude the dairy and eggs previously offered. A recent study of daycare centres found 27 vegan families who currently supply their children’s food themselves. Daycare service providers estimate that closer to 125 families would opt for the vegan option for their kids if it was available.

The trial was approved with a small majority headed by the Greens and Left Alliance, and a final decision must still get a thumbs up by the larger City Council. Deputy Mayor Laura Räty of the conservative National Coalition Party estimates the move could cost taxpayers up to 123,000 euros more annually, which she argues is “not possible…in the current economic situation and budget framework.” Which has us wondering if the vegan meal planners have looked at low cost, naturally vegan options like legumes, grains, and vegetables. I mean, those kids deserve cashew cheese and coconut milk ice cream, but let’s not drive up the grocery bill to the point of impossibility!

There are around 21,000 children across Helsinki’s daycare system, so here’s hoping they’re provided with the plant-based foods that’ll help shape their futures.

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  • vegan truth seeker

    Trust me, 123,000 euros/year for Finland is peanuts… almost literally in this case 🙂

    What about what they’re gonna save in medical bills alone?

    • celeste1234

      And really, how much of this planet are they going to save? I mean, how dare they think about something outside of themselves? Geez!

      • vegan truth seeker

        clearly one of us didn’t understand what the other one wrote!

        I’m vegan (as you can gather from my nickname), and obviously I’m all for going vegan for ethical reasons…!

        what I meant was that they shouldn’t be worried to spend that amount more on vegan food because Finland can totally afford it, and besides they’re going to save a lot of money on medical bills because most likely the kids will not get sick so often…

        I don’t quite see the controversy in my comment!!

        • Hanzo

          I’m all for not going vegan, for health reasons!

          • DebbieVeganess

            Well some ray of hope, you’ll die much sooner. Bottom dwellers are killing the planet

          • Hanzo

            …. and we see how tolerant and intellectual vegans are, thanks for that. I think your malnourished brain cell needs some meat, sweetie.

          • DebbieVeganess

            Veganism is an ethical stance for animal liberation. Veganism is Social justice movement. Not some imaginary picture of what you believe a vegan is

          • Hanzo

            Oh no, that’s exactly how I view veganism, it’s a disconnect from reality. Vegans are socialists and atheists, the bottom of the intellectual barrel, despite your harridan-like attacks. Hitler was a vegan and a vehement defender of animal rights, you know.

          • Hanzo

            Btw, meat eaters are at the top of the chain, cupcake. Read a book, go back and try for that GED.

          • Petra Perko

            are you serious???? obviously, you haven’t done your research!
            go watch ‘earthlings’ documentary to let it sink in!!

        • a canadian

          totally agree .. .. save on medical bills and save the environment as well..win/win

      • DebbieVeganess

        This is what I’ve saved in my 5 yrs vegan, and I’m only one person….

        • Hanzo

          At the cost of your 1 brain cell. Nice job.

          • DebbieVeganess

            Then I guess the medical community must be losing their brain cells too. Seems you’re the only one suffering from the meat sweats here douchebag…Bottom dwellers suck

          • Hanzo

            Which “medical community” would that be? You suffer from cognitive dissonance. Your meme’s aren’t immature either … not immature at all.

          • DebbieVeganess

            So not only don’t you care about animals, you could care less about the planet you live on..Please choke and die

          • Hanzo

            Sure I care about animals, I have 2 dogs. It’s quite evident who the brain dead hater is, the one who tells people to choke and die because of a disagreement. Socialist/atheist people, such as yourself, are always the most intolerant on earth.

            You are in good company with Herr Hitler.

          • DebbieVeganess

            Then you should have no problem eating dogs or cats. I see you mentioned atheist…I take it you’re a brainwashed fool who believes in imaginary characters LMAO

          • Hanzo

            It’s pitiful, to see you indulge in such debauchery. To think you’d post a pic of slaughtered dogs and think it’s ok.
            Why don’t you start with the hateful pabulum of wishing death upon others? That’s who you really are.
            I pity you, you must have had a terrible childhood. Have a good day.

          • Andrew Cunningham

            Why is posting a picture of a slaughtered dog any different to showing a picture of a burger?

            They are both animals that have been slaughtered. Just Western Society teaches you that it is okay to needlessly murder cows, chickens and sheep whereas countries like Korea and China teach them that it is okay to slaughter Cows.

            If you go to some countries and slaughter a cow you could be arrested for murdering a sacred animal and yet you support an industry that kills billions of animals for no reason whatsover other than to satisfy their greed.

            There is absolutely NO reason to eat animals. They’re not meant for our body. We are frugivores biologically speaking. Always have been and always will.

          • Hanzo

            Your derangement knows no bounds.

          • DebbieVeganess

            There ya go

          • DebbieVeganess

            I’m sure your dog would make someone a delicious meal.

          • Hanzo

            You’re truly sick. What does that prove? What a demented mind you have. I’ll pray for you.

          • DebbieVeganess

            No..Actually you’re the sick one who eats other beings and uses uses your body as their tomb.

          • DebbieVeganess

            Yes pray to the make believe character in the sky….
            Got a brain????

          • DebbieVeganess

            yes

          • DebbieVeganess

            yes, I’d love to know

          • DebbieVeganess

            Please

          • Hanzo

            Haha. I’m in your head. Too bad, you sick freak. Your infantile display is very telling of your intellectual level. Very juvenile, at best. Thanks for making my point and proving my point, perfesser. Carry on.

          • DebbieVeganess

            What are you disagreeing with? If you disagree with veganism, you are PRO animal abuse, period.

          • Hanzo

            That’s called a strawman argument, honey, and a non sequitur. I never realized vegans were so uneducated.

          • DebbieVeganess

            Big words and I imagine little willy..Your words mean nothing, your actions mean everything…

          • DebbieVeganess

            Animal abuser is what you are.

          • Andrew Cunningham

            Hitler was not a vegetarian, how uneducated were you. That was a campaign by Goebbels to make Hitler appear to be a kind and caring person to the public as another gentleman from another part of the world, who was one of the most kind and caring people in history, Gandhi, was a vegetarian.

            Hitler even had a book written about his favourite recipes which included his personal favourite, pigeon pie. Last I checked neither Vegetarian nor Vegans eat pigeon, meaning Hitler was definitely a meat eater. Along with Stalin, Chairman Mao, Himmler, Emperor Hirohito etc. etc.

            Seriously, if Hitler was such a strict vegetarian and having the power over people that he had. He was known for forcing his views onto everyone else. He would’ve forced every under Nazi control to become vegetarian. It is even suggested that the Nazi’s got the inspiration for the concentration camps from slaughterhouses.

            Educate yourself, and then come back.

          • Hanzo

            STFU, you’re the uneducated twit. Revisionist history much? Go to hell.

          • Hanzo

            Here’s the difference between you and I, I don’t wish death, or even harm, upon those I disagree with, including you. I hope you go on to live a happy and productive life, but I also hope someday you embrace truth.You do wish death and harm upon others. It’s part of your political persuasion, which is fascism.

  • Roger Dudek

    “Their” –> “They’re”

France’s ban of faux-meat branding won’t stop veganism

I’ll take “mycoproteinous food tube” over a tube of dead pig any day.

Concerned about endangered animals? Stop eating them

Methods of animal conservation that support the exploitation of animals don’t exist for the animals, they exist for human profit.

What you can do if live exports disturb you

The outcry should go further than importation and should be directed at the fact that the animals in question were on their way to slaughter in the first place.