Veg on the Go

Veg on the Go:  improving veg offers in fast food, street food, sandwiches and snacks and workplace food

 

This workstream will tackle the challenge of how we can make it easier for people to eat veg when they are eating on the go or out of the home at cafes and restaurants and at work.

Objectives

  1. To explore the barriers the quantity and quality of veg on offer in quick service restaurants, bars, pubs, restaurants, in work canteens and in snack foods and identify examples of innovation and good practice.
  2. To co-create commitments which could be made by businesses working in the out of home sector, large employers providing food for staff and snack companies in the June summit.
  3. To identify any longer term actions which need to be made beyond June.
  4. To contribute to a Briefing paper on the workstream which will be published in advance of the summit.

 

This workstream will be chaired by:

Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Partnerships and Campaigns Manager at the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Robin Hinks, Policy and Research Officer at the Food Foundation and a project board member.

 

Ways of working

  1. A draft briefing paper will be prepared by the project team and circulated in mid January. The paper will provide evidence on the nature of the challenge, identify examples of innovation and provide tentative language on a commitment for the summit.
  2. The workstream members will meet on February 2nd where they will discuss the challenge in detail, identify critical barriers to action, consider and refine / revise the draft language on commitments. They will specifically consider the potential impact of the commitment and specifically its impact on children and people living on a low income. The discussion will take place under Chatham House Rules (membership of the group is known but comments are not attributed to any specific member).  The notes of the workstream meeting will be published on the Peas Please website by end February. All discussions will be at the pre-competitive level.
  3. The workstream could commission additional factfinding from the project team, or agree they need another face to face meeting or agree other actions necessary to refine the commitment before end March.
  4. The workstream members will provide comments on the draft briefing paper produced by the project team so this can be finalised in advance of the summit.
  5. Workstream members will be encouraged, where relevant to discuss the commitment within their own business / organisation with a view to committing at the summit. They will also be asked to help build support from other similar businesses or provide advice to the project team on this.

To view the full terms of reference click here.

 

If you are interested in joining this workstream or supporting the Peas Please project, please sign up HERE.