What is VEG CITIES?

We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.

VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.

Children who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health

A recent study found that eating a more nutritious diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, and having healthier breakfasts and lunch habits were associated with better mental wellbeing in children.

Courgette flower creation crowned winner of Glasgow’s Veg Cities Chef Challenge

It’s the fourth year of the competition and three finalists, shortlisted from an initial 14, transformed a box of vegetables donated by market gardens in and around the city into stunning and delicious creations.

New report highlights low consumption of veg among school children

Feeding Our Future takes a look at the UK’s school food system, picking out examples of good practice, identifying opportunities for positive change, and making recommendations for policy and decision makers. 

THE VEG CITIES CAMPAIGNS