Before menu planners at Warren Consolidated Schools give a second thought to the recommendations of the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (“Nutritious choices exist in Warren Consolidated,” .), they may want to know a little bit more about the organization. Its recent school lunch program “grades” were an exercise in rewarding vegetarian-only meal programs and punishing those schools that still dare to serve milk and meat.

Why would the committee want to push vegetarianism on our kids? Turns out it’s not a legitimate health organization, but a front group for the animal rights movement. PCRM has already received more than $1.3 million from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other extremist animal rights organizations. The American Medical Association has passed a formal resolution insisting that the committee’s president stop “the unethical tactics [his] organization uses to manipulate public opinion.”

If this group were to candidly admit its animal rights agenda, I suspect those who feed our children at school would be less likely to take its verdicts seriously.