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National Vegetarian Week: 19-25 May 2014

19 May 2014

A great opportunity to try a veggie dish on campus this week

Yummy vegetables

This week is National Vegetarian Week. If you are vegetarian then you are probably already fully aware of the benefits to being a 'veggie'. These include:

  • Vegetarian diets can be healthier than meat-based diets - if balanced they are lower in saturated fat, high in complex carbohydrates and make it much easier to achieve your 'five a day'
  • Studies suggest that vegetarians may be less likely to suffer with health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease
  • A vegetarian diet can  be much more sustainable and have a lower impact on the environment - reducing your carbon footprint, saving water, saving land and protecting the oceans

If you’re not vegetarian then why not use this week to find out more - maybe have one meal that’s meat free or challenge yourself further and go meat free for the week.

If you normally eat meat and want to get involved then an easy way to do this is to choose from the veggie options in one of FoodOnCampus restaurants across campus which include Eats in University Place, Enigma in the Renold Building and Potters in the Simon Building. Potters do a delicious hot salad with quorn or halloumi - what are you waiting for!

Further information

If you are interested in trying some veggie food at home then there are some tasty and inspiring recipes at:

To find out more about what's happening this week, visit: