National Vegetarian Week – A Chance to Showcase Veggie Food
National Vegetarian Week 2019 runs between 13-19 May and will highlight to the wider public the benefits and pleasures of a meat-free diet. As more people look to make lifestyle changes, eating veggie is increasing in appeal and National Vegetarian week aims to show to communities and schools across the UK that vegetarian food can be vibrant and exciting to eat.
Endorsed by the Vegetarian Society, events will be held across the country to illustrate the recipes which make veggie food accessible and inclusive to all. Meat-eaters can still enjoy a vegetarian meal and many people have already adopted meat-free Mondays in to their diet. Following on from the success of previous years, grants will be available to communities and schools to help them stage an event to showcase National Vegetarian Week.
2017 saw over 100 events across the country, from urban chefs serving veggie food to their local communities through to charity vegetarian lunches. With resource packs and newsletters filled with event tips and recipe ideas the Vegetarian Society backs communities and schools in showcasing all the best there is in eating veggie.
Whether for health benefits, cost or animal welfare concerns people opt for vegetarian food for personal reasons. National Vegetarian Week offers a chance to dismiss any lingering myths around vegetarian food and its limitations. Instead it is a great opportunity to reach out to people across all ages and all communities and show them how easy to make and how vibrant veggie food can be.