What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

London latest area to join Veg Cities

The Mayor wants to use the London Food Board, London Food Strategy and his Food Programme as vehicles to deliver improved access and increased consumption of healthy, sustainable, affordable food (and more veg!)

Veg Cities Luton schools competition

Luton schools are invited to get pupils involved in a competition to win a £50 voucher to be used to support healthy eating initiatives in their school.

Vegetables and maths come together in a new fun and interactive app

Vegetable Maths Masters is a new free app aimed at children in KS1. Children can choose from six characters to play with and can play vegetable based maths games. It was developed by universities with support from the British Psychological Society.

Crunchy success – inspiring pupils to eat more vegetables in school meals

A trial of ‘Power Pots' – raw vegetables served in colourful beakers and supported by clever marketing materials and activities – was positively received by pupils in Brighton.

More vegetables during holidays and after-school

Portsmouth City Council runs six local youth club projects and six adventure playgrounds across the city, throughout the school holidays and after school hours. Alongside other activities, children and young people try new healthier foods, learn to cook, eat healthy balanced meals, and learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables.

Veg glorious veg! Cambridge starts campaign for more vegetables

Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) kicked off a year-long campaign with presence at Queen Edith’s Share Fair and Madingley Food Fair engaging with hundreds of people through games, discussion, recipes, informative and eye-catching displays and veg cakes and snacks. 

Hull Veg Cities campaign launches with Halloween soup event

A pop-up kitchen installed by the Hull Food Partnership in King Edward Square to cook and offer delicious pumpkin soup marks the start of a year-long campaign to encourage people to eat more vegetables.

Community Food Hubs helping families to eat more vegetables in Luton

Community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire (part of Groundwork East) is developing the concept of Community Food Hubs which are promoting a ‘Fork to Fork’ model. Communities get involved in growing, cooking and eating together, leading to higher consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, particularly amongst communities at risk of or experiencing food poverty.

Boscombe high street is going mad for vegetables

Boscombe high street in Bournemouth is being turned into a vegetable patch. From now until June 2019 different vegetable based events and activities will be going on all over Boscombe to encourage people to get growing, eating and enjoying vegetables.

New study on Healthy Start shows low uptake and low levels of awareness in Cardiff

Shopping observations and research on awareness carried out by Food Cardiff conclude that a lot more needs to be done to support retailers in the implementation of the Healthy Start voucher scheme and front line staff in the promotion of the scheme.