Include 2 portions of veg in every meal
Health and hospitals
Include at least 2 portions of veg in every meal in public procurement and out of home sector.
Get your local restaurants and caterers to act now and include at least 2 portions of veg in every meal and join the Veg Cities campaign. One way of achieving this is by encouraging them to work towards local healthier catering award schemes or national accreditation schemes such as Food for Life Served Here.
- Healthier and more sustainable catering: A toolkit for serving food to adults, PHE (2014), practical advice on how to make catering affordable, healthier and more sustainable. They are being updated to include the latest dietary advice on fibre consumption and are therefore likely to include recommendations for increased veg.
- Corporate Health Standard, Public Health Wales (2015), includes a requirement for “A balanced menu with promotion of healthier options, which shows the types and proportions of food that employees need to eat to achieve a healthy diet”.
- Food for Life Served Here Award
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Veg Cities is working with health and hospitals across the UK to help people grow, cook, sell, serve and save more vegetables.