Apparently France is mandating that school lunches include a certain amount of meat and other animal products. Since the French model is fresh-cooked meals, sack lunches are not an option.
Remember my grandma I intereviewed? Apparently she is playing both sides. See this recent Peoria Star article:
Still, Annette Dyar Sherman of Eureka, 91, says she "just sort of coasted" into becoming a vegetarian eight years ago.
An interesting exploration of the growing demand for meat in New York City