What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

Children who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health

A recent study found that eating a more nutritious diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, and having healthier breakfasts and lunch habits were associated with better mental wellbeing in children.

Courgette flower creation crowned winner of Glasgow’s Veg Cities Chef Challenge

It’s the fourth year of the competition and three finalists, shortlisted from an initial 14, transformed a box of vegetables donated by market gardens in and around the city into stunning and delicious creations.

New report highlights low consumption of veg among school children

Feeding Our Future takes a look at the UK’s school food system, picking out examples of good practice, identifying opportunities for positive change, and making recommendations for policy and decision makers. 

School fruit and veg at risk

Sustain and food, farming, dental health organisations and campaigners, have written to ministers calling for urgent clarification on the status of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme after Government failed to sign off the scheme for the new academic year.

Veg Cities welcomes 500th campaign participant

Grimes Dyke Primary School in Leeds becomes the 500th participant in the Veg Cities campaign and pledges to grow food in the school allotment and expand the use of the vegetables in the school kitchen.

Winchester Food Partnership helps prepare council services and voluntary sector to the digitalisation of Healthy Start

With most staff in support services working with low-income families unaware of Healthy Start and vegetable consumption dipping even further during Covid, Winchester Food Partnership makes promotion of Healthy Start vouchers a priority for their local Veg Cities campaign.

Little Veg Libraries open in Leeds to share seeds, seedlings and veg surplus

Taking a leaf from the little book libraries springing up all over the city, a new initiative by Feed Leeds is sprouting in time for the start of this growing season.

New Leeds based project highlights social connection through food growing

Growing Friendship is a new project providing seedlings, tools and other inputs, as well as training workshops for asylum seekers, refugees and people in food hardship to grow and harvest vegetables at home or other growing spaces around Leeds.

A lack of veg in our diets is leading to premature deaths

New report shows stubbornly low levels of veg consumption in the UK. One third of children eat less than one portion a day and gap between how much veg the richest and poorest people in the UK are eating continues to widen. 

Social Enterprise increases access to fruit and veg during lockdown

Doric for “Veg around the town”, Vegaroonitoon was designed as a social enterprise initiative which offers fruit and vegetable boxes to individuals and households in and around Aberdeen City.