What is it?
Goal: grow, cook, sell, serve and save more vegetables.
Goal: get people to eat more veg.
Still want to know more?
Check out the Veg Cities FAQ page >
Check out the Veg Power page >
Why should I join?
According to Lewisham Council, 22% of Lewisham children in reception are overweight or obese, and this number rises to 39% by year six.
In adults, the overweight and obese rate is 58%.
In 2016, only 44% of Lewisham adults met the recommended 5-a-day for fruit and vegetable intake, which is lower than the national average.
Using these two initiatives as a platform, we can help
reduce excess weight,
advocate for healthier diets,
improve awareness of the issue and even
increase access to fresh fruit and veg across the borough.
These campaigns are also an opportunity to showcase your work on social media (potentially on a national scale!) and help our residents have fun with food!
How big is the commitment?
As large or small as you want it to be! You choose which pledges you're comfortable with and design your own action plan for achieving it. Whether you're a small business just starting out, a community group with no resources, an individual just looking to give back or a large catering company, there are pledges designed for you.
Actions can include work you're already doing as well! Just make sure you record what you're doing.
Some pledge ideas for: