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National Lottery £600K brings Glasgow community food partners together to act on climate change

A new project aiming to transform Glasgow’s food system and reduce its impact on the climate crisis is today receiving £629,582 of National Lottery funding.

Thousands take part in first Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival

Community groups, gardens, local businesses and schools organised 45 events and activities in the last two months which attracted around 4,000 attendees and distributed more than 5,000 vegetable plants grown by Cardiff Council’s Bute Park Nurseries to encourage people to start growing at home.

Groceries by day restaurant by night

Eat Your Greens is a Leeds restaurant with a twist. During the day they are open as a grocery store, selling local organic produce and fruit & veg boxes. After 4pm they transform into a restaurant and open for dinner serving a weekly changing menu to reflect what’s in season.

Eat Them to Defeat Them returns for 2021

The programme from Veg Power and ITV which uses advertising and a school programme to get kids to eat more vegetables returns in February 2021.

Be FoodWise this Autumn

As the seasons change, so do the vegetables. FoodWise has produced a handy toolkit with seasonal pumpkin recipes, tips for avoiding food waste and advice to help hedgehogs.

From smoked chard to candy beetroot, greens take centre stage at Glasgow’s Chef Challenge 2020

Glasgow’s best chefs went head-to-head for the third year to prepare the best dishes from locally grown vegetables under the watchful eye of head judge Gary Maclean, Masterchef the Professionals winner and Scotland’s national chef.

A milestone for School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme and British grown produce

In September, 2.3 million primary school children in England ate Norfolk grown radishes as part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. This was the first-time radishes were included in the program.

Get more British fruit and veg in schools to support local farmers, says Sustain

Food charity Sustain is calling on government to extend the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme to all 4.7M children in state funded primary schools to increase intake of fruit and veg and embed consumption habits. In tandem, the charity is calling on Government to support British farmers and get more locally sourced fruit and veg.

Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival tackles food insecurity and isolation

Community groups, gardens, neighbourhoods, markets and social enterprises are coming together this month to create a new covid-safe festival of food and growing. 

How Brits eating habits have changed in three decades

World Cancer Research Fund analysed Brits' spending habits over past 30 years and found that despite eating less white bread and red meat  we have have turned to pizza and ready meals which can lead to obesity and cancer.