Vegan Chicken nuggets are now available in schools in California and Washington

Yvonne O'Halloran

Vegan chicken nuggets are coming to some school menus this year. Six school districts in California and Washington will serve Kickin’ Nuggets, made by Rebellyous Foods, allowing around 125,000 students with the plant-based option.

While San Ramon Valley Unified School District in Northern California added Kickin’ Nuggets to menus last year, it didn’t take long for other schools to follow suit. Dublin Unified and Livermore Joint Unified in Northern California, Santa Ana Unified in Southern California, and Everett Public Schools in Washington are also finding vegan options important in school.

Rebellious Foods is a Seattle-based startup. Founded by Christie Lagally, a former senior scientist at The Good Food Institute, the company aims to produce affordable plant-based products, specifically for schools and hospitals.

“As school districts across the nation face supply chain shortages, we are proud to be able to offer students nutritious, delicious, plant-based nuggets. Making plant-based foods available to everyone, especially schoolchildren, is a critical part of our mission at Rebellyous Foods.

Kickin’ Nuggets are made from textured wheat, a chicken-inspired flavouring, cornstarch, oil, and corn breading.

Article written by Tessa Altman- United States

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