In the UK, we work with local authorities and school caterers to increase the health and sustainability of school food. We review menus and provide advice, new recipes, and plant-based cooking workshops to increase the quality and quantity of plant-based food in schools. We also influence national food policy as a co-founder of the Plant-based Food Alliance UK, and raise awareness of the importance of plant-based food for people, animals, and the planet through our campaigns.

Internationally, we work with decision-making bodies, governments, food producers, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet. ProVeg has permanent-observer status with the UNFCCC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

ProVeg UK is a non-profit organisation, registered as a community interest company and entirely donor-funded.

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    Jimmy Pierson

    Director, ProVeg UK

    A former lawyer and journalist, Jimmy started School Plates in 2018. It is now a UK-wide programme helping schools and local authorities make delicious, sustainable food.

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    Colette Fox

    Programme Manager

    Colette leads ProVeg UK’s flagship programme, School Plates, working directly with schools and local authorities all over the UK to support their meat-reduction efforts by making small changes that make a big difference to their children’s health, the planet and save them money – all at the same time. She is a certified Nutrition Coach, member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK, and Co-Founder of The Health Habit.

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    Kirsty Leese

    Campaigns and Communications Manager

    Kirsty manages our online media and campaigns, communicating our message to the public and working with the team to find new ways of creating change to support our mission. Kirsty previously worked in fundraising and communications in the animal welfare and legal sectors, and is studying an MSc in Sustainable Development.

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    Lisa Marley

    Programme Coordinator & Chef Trainer

    Lisa is a plant-based chef, certified nutrition coach and television presenter who coordinates ProVeg UK’s flagship programme, School Plates, delivers face to face plant-based cooking training to local authorities and MAT caterers, as well as online plant-based training for schools.

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