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.

New Healthy Eating Toolkit launched by FoodWise Leeds

FoodWise Leeds have released their latest Healthy Eating Toolkit to support schools and third sector providers planning their Healthy Holidays Christmas provision.  

Government Healthy Start scheme has shrunk by £90m in a decade

An exclusive piece by the New Statesman looks into how drastic cuts to the Healthy Start and soaring inflation on food prices means that mothers and children are getting dwindling returns from this Government scheme.

Boosting the value of Healthy Start vouchers can help low-income families improve their diets

Research by IGD and University of Leeds found that Sainsbury’s £2 top up to Healthy Start vouchers during 2021 led to a change in behaviour of shoppers, with more fruit and vegetables and fewer discretionary items purchased, even after the financial incentives stopped.

THE VEG CITIES CAMPAIGNS