What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

Rugby club helping to tackle low veg consumption in Hull

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.

Competition is on to find the best grab’n’go recipe in Brighton and Hove

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.

Supporting families to eat more vegetables in Hull

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.

Community Food Hubs taking root in Luton

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.

Grow-your-own health and happiness at the Big Dig Day on 27 April

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.

Veg invasion kept at bay in County Durham school

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.

Caterer Caterlink pledges to increase vegetables in recipes

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.

Glasgow pupils win competition to find the best veg-themed posters

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.

Overhaul of children’s menus in Cambridge restaurants

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 receives grant to increase uptake of Healthy Start in the city

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.