National Vegetarian Week 2014
The UK’s annual celebration of all things veggie takes place from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 May 2014. National vegetarian week is an exciting, annual event, run by the Vegetarian Society, to promote and celebrate the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. All over the country young people, schools, and colleges organise various fun activities including food tastings, pop up cafes, displays and much, much more.
If you are interested in taking part and thinking about what you could do, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Host a veggie dinner party for your friends. Serve an all-vegetarian menu. You may even want to get your friends involved in the cooking! Take a look at our recipe database for some great foodie ideas.
- Host a veggie film star movie night. Rent some films featuring famous vegetarians, invite your friends over, put out your favourite veggie snacks, and let the fun begin! Vegetarian film stars include: Anna Paquin, Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Richard Gere, Toby Maguire, Ian McKellan, and Alicia Silverstone.
- Order a Vegetarian Society’s NVW Pack for your teacher or school caterer! NVW packs include posters of varying sizes to display, plus recipe ideas. Packs will be available from March 2014.
- Ask your school caterer to do an all-vegetarian lunch for the school one day during NVW! The Vegetarian Society is happy to offer support to caterers wishing to participate in this way.
- Give a talk in class about vegetarianism and then challenge your classmates and teachers to go veggie for a week! They just may be surprised at how easy – and tasty – it is to be vegetarian. Ask them to keep a daily diary of what they eat and how it feels being a vegetarian for a week. We have lots of free resources available (posters, leaflets, booklets) to help you – and them!
Activity ideas for teaching staff and other professionals working with young people:
You may also be interested in reading about some of the National Vegetarian Week 2013 events and success stories sent to us from nurseries, schools and colleges throughout the UK.