No one has to tell students at a Queens elementary school to eat their vegetables.
P.S. 244 in Flushing is now the first public school in the city with an all-vegetarian menu.
Teachers at the Active Learning Elementary School say the meatless menu evolved over time and after consultation with parents.
Officials say P.S. 244 may be the first public school in the nation to go vegetarian.
Third graders who spoke with NY1 gave it rave reviews.
"When you're healthy you can do better on tests, and you can fight more diseases," said one student in the cafeteria.
"It's green so it can make your eyes better, and it can also help your muscles to become stronger, and it also has a lot of protein, not a lot of sugar," said another student.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott joined students for lunch Tuesday and congratulated them for choosing a healthy lifestyle.