Health and hospitals
Time to set an example
The NHS is at breaking point, spending between £5 billion and £9 billion per year treating obesity and related complications such as type-2 diabetes. Over 60% of the 1.35 million NHS workforce is overweight or obese.
Your organisation can set the example for the rest of the nation by taking action to promote veg in-house, and with your wider policies.
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.
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.
Promote competitions and challenges in your organisation, school or workplace.
Organise assemblies or sessions to educate about the benefits of eating more veg.