What is VEG CITIES?
We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.
VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.
Cooking lessons alone have a limited impact on long term diets. ‘Bags of Taste’ is a new social enterprise that delivers a four-stage cooking and behaviour change programme to participants in or at risk of food poverty, with poor diets.
Weekly vouchers for fruit and vegetables will be offered for six months to every household in a street in Gleadless Valley, an area of high deprivation in Sheffield. The main objectives are to increase consumption of fresh fruit and veg from local suppliers, reduce consumption of processed foods, encourage healthier habits and improve health outcomes.