Huntsville, Ala. -- When Huntsville-based Oakwood University's on-campus market underwent renovations, it wasn't just the facilities that received an upgrade—the food got a serious health boost, too. Oakwood, responding to student demand for humane meal options, designated the market as 100 percent vegetarian—a move that reportedly makes Oakwood the first historically black university in the U.S. to offer all-vegetarian food. For its health-conscious and cruelty-free decision, Oakwood will receive a Compassionate Campus Award from peta2, PETA's youth division.
"College is all about preparing students for the future, and going vegan is the best thing that students can do to protect their health throughout their lives," says peta2 Associate Director Marta Holmberg. "Vegans also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they're helping to protect animals and the planet every time they sit down to eat."
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