Get the next generation on board
80% of children and 95% of teenagers are not reaching the daily recommended amount of vegetables. Vegetables consumption is in decline and is no better than it was in the 1970s, in spite of the 5-A-Day campaign.
Take action now to get your child care facility, school or university to join Veg Cities.
VEG CITIES ACTIONS
Support food waste education through roadshows, workshops and city campaigns and initiatives.
Encourage the best and restrict the worse food adverts.
Grow or cook extra vegetables to donate to projects and to those most in need.
Increase the uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers, Rose Vouchers or through other local initiatives.
Include at least 2 portions of veg in every meal in public procurement and out of home sector.
Map and include access to healthy food in planning.
Increase in land area used for growing food commercially.
Increase the lines, quality and display of veg in retail, particularly in deprived areas.
Initiatives to monitor and reduce food waste with a focus on vegetables.
Improve access to veg for children enrolled in after school or holiday activities.
Use marketing work, social media, healthy eating campaigns or events to promote veg.
Run growing and cooking classes and training for veg-centred meals.
Set up new community garden in your area.
Set up a veg stand or corner or a food co-op in your workplace or organisation.
Set up or expand a network of food growing spaces.
Support businesses through access to land, training, rate relief or other incentives.
Promote competitions and challenges in your organisation, school or workplace.