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

Educate about food waste

Support food waste education through roadshows, workshops and city campaigns and initiatives.

Good advertising

Encourage the best and restrict the worse food adverts.

Grow or cook extra vegetables to donate

Grow or cook extra vegetables to donate to projects and to those most in need.

Improve access to those in most need

Increase the uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers, Rose Vouchers or through other local initiatives.

Include 2 portions of veg in every meal

Include at least 2 portions of veg in every meal in public procurement and out of home sector.

Monitor and reduce food waste

Initiatives to monitor and reduce food waste with a focus on vegetables.

More veg out of school hours

Improve access to veg for children enrolled in after school or holiday activities.

Promote veg

Use marketing work, social media, healthy eating campaigns or events to promote veg.

Run growing and cooking classes and training

Run growing and cooking classes and training for veg-centred meals.

Set up a new community garden

Set up new community garden in your area.

Set up a veg stand

Set up a veg stand or corner or a food co-op in your workplace or organisation.

Veg challenges and competitions

Promote competitions and challenges in your organisation, school or workplace.

Veg sessions

Organise assemblies or sessions to educate about the benefits of eating more veg.