Our network of initiatives
With resources from the Veg Power campaign, Hull Food Partnership is collaborating with Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust to produce recipe cards featuring the ten veg-of-the-week and inspire children to cook and eat vegetables by having fun in the kitchen preparing simple and nutritious dishes.
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership launched a Veg City Challenge to local chefs and caterers to create an innovative grab’n’go recipe packed with veg to satisfy some of the pickiest audiences: teens and young adults. The winning recipe will be championed and trialled at venues and outlets across the city.
The Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyle team have been working in partnership with children’s centres to deliver cookery training with a focus on using fresh vegetables and with Hull Food Partnership and Veg Power UK to spread the love of veg to a much bigger audience in the city.
Three new Community Food Hubs are running in Luton, set up by Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire as part of the Luton Veg Cities campaign and Luton Food Poverty Alliance. Local residents come together for weekly community sessions where they get involved in growing food, cooking and eating.
Over 80 gardens across the UK, from Perth to Bournemouth are opening their gates, lining up their spades and getting the kettle on to welcome new growers to take a look.
The children at Brooms Roman Catholic Primary School in Leadgate, in the north of the county, have got stuck into the #EatThemToDefeatThem Veg Power campaign. Since early February they’ve been getting creative with the Veg of the Week, coming up with ever more creative ideas to use and eat vegetables.
Research has shown that 80 per cent of children and 96 per cent of teenagers aren’t eating enough vegetables. Caterlink – an education contract caterer with a strong presence in London, the South East and the South West – is helping to turn these statistics around by pledging to increase the amount of vegetables served in their recipes by ten per cent within the first two years.
40 schools competed to design the best poster showing the power of vegetables for a city-wide healthy eating ad campaign in Glasgow. Winners were announced at the Barras Art and Design centre with live music from Barrowband and help from Broccoli Bill. The winning designs will be displayed on Clear Channel’s digital advertising screens around the city in April.
The nine restaurants of Cambscuisine restaurant group have done a complete overhaul of their children’s menus to include at least two portions of vegetables in every meal and new vegetarian and vegan options.
Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) has secured a small grant from the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to promote Healthy Start to families and retailers in the city.