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Plant-based options in our schools
This campaign was raised by a member to lobby for more plant-based options in our borough's schools. More plant-based options would help the climate, children’s health and save the council money!
Progress so far:
ProVeg run a programme called School Plates, which aims to deliver menu change across UK schools in order to improve the health of our children and the planet.
They offer a range of services – all free of charge – aimed at increasing the uptake of existing vegetarian meals and increasing the quantity and quality of plant-based food.
They work mostly with local authorities’ catering teams that are responsible for the food in multiple schools.
They add new meat-free days, usually themed as planet-friendly days, and increase the variety and diversity of schools’ existing vegetarian and vegan food with new meal and recipe suggestions.
We have also had great engagement with Croydon Council so far.
We want to meet with the School Food & Physical Activity Officer at the Council to understand what the current school menus are like and we can support the transition.
We also will launch a petition which we hope will gain at least 1,000 signatures to show the Council that residents support this idea.
Please email us to be involved in this campaign!