Meat is unnecessary to a healthy diet, no matter how active the person is. That is a fact. The only benefit meat provides is a source of complete proteins. Proteins from meat, however, are the primary contributor to heart disease, and provide way more protein than our bodies actually require. Anybody can get enough proteins from plant-based sources very easily. This is a fact. If you disagree it is because you are unaware of the facts and I'd encourage you to read the China Study conclusions or the book Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease. Or watch Forks Over Knives.
If meat is so vital for an active person, take a look at Scott Jurek, the greatest ultra-marathoner alive. The man runs, and wins, 100 mile foot races routinely. He is a vegan. There are several vegan MMA fighters. NFL players Arian Foster and Tony Gonzalez are both vegans. John Salley, winner of 4 NBA championships, is a vegan. None of these world class athletes require meat to thrive, yet most couch potatoes act like they'll wither away and die without a big mac or a steak.
You should all really educate yourselves about what you put in your body before bashing those with knowledge. Cutting meat from your diet is probably the second healthiest thing you could do over the long run. Cutting sugars, especially high fructose corn syrup (it's what's sweet in coke), is the first.
As for this school administrator "dictating" what the kids eat - that happens already at every school. But you're all so obtuse that you think it's not. The school menus are established most often through heavy lobbying by the meat/dairy/sugar industries. So the schools already dictate that your kids eat like crap at school lunches. And you're complaining that one school has decided to dictate that the kids eat healthy. No wonder most of your kids are obese and on their way to Type 2 Diabetes - formerly known as "Adult Onset Diabetes". They had to change the name when more and more children started getting it - you see, it used to take years for a person's crappy diet to catch up to them. Now, thanks to "improvements" in the way the food industry processes foods, particularly sugar, that process is more efficient, making it possible that more children will contract this debilitating disease.
Anyways, I think it is sad that in today's world, where rampant obesity is growing, that people would go out of their way to criticize somebody who is trying to do something about it. It isn't a liberal conspiracy. It can't be, since both political parties have been happy for years and years to subsidize the meat and dairy industry and allow our schools to continually feed our children unhealthy foods.