Retail and markets
Support good food choices
Retail defines the food choices of residents and workers in your area. If a wider range of affordable, attractive and locally sustainably grown vegetables are available next to schools and in public places, it can make a huge difference in the daily choices of local people and the local economy.
So get your shop or market to act now and make vegetables convenient, attractive and normal.
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.
Increase in veg grown for sale into local caterers, restaurants, box schemes and retail.
Initiatives to monitor and reduce food waste with a focus on vegetables.
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.