Cool school food program turns Harlem kids into vegans - are yours next?

The term "Vegan Feast" sounds like an oxymoron, as joyless and tasteless as you can imagine. At least that's what I thought as I headed to the Future Leaders Institute Charter School in Harlem for a dinner of rabbity-sounding "plant-based food."

Was I ever wrong.

For starters, there was joy aplenty in the cafeteria that night. Squirmy kids hopped up and down as they aced nutrition quizzes called "Truth or Dairy" and "Don't Buy the Lie," which taught about the fuzzy math of the food industry. Believe it or not, I was the only one who didn't know that zero trans fat doesn't mean zero at all, and that 2% milk is actually 35% fat.