Imagine if schools across the UK could improve the health of their pupils, save the planet and save money – all at the same time. School Plates aims to do just that.
Working with schools, local councils and catering companies, we are improving school menus across the UK. Each school will be encouraged to adopt 5 asks which are simple and effective ways to increase the intake of plant foods and are neither difficult nor time-consuming to undertake.
‘If we could enhance pupils’ health, help protect them from killer diseases in the long term, reduce our impact on the environment and save you money all at the same time, why wouldn’t we?’
Dr. Melanie Joy, Co-founder of ProVeg International.
There are so many reasons why children should eat more plants. Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables students eat can tackle some of the nation’s biggest health concerns such as childhood obesity and diabetes. The World Health Organisation lists increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables as well as legumes, whole grains and nuts as a key part of fighting childhood obesity.
Schools can play an integral role in encouraging their pupils to establish healthy eating habits from early on and the School Plates programme is the perfect starting point.
Take a look at the School Plates document.
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