Eat Peckham Vegan Week 15th - 20th May 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017
Eat Peckham Vegan Week is a celebration of all things vegan to make Peckham healthier and more environmentally friendly. During the week of May 15th the non-profit group Peckham Vegans will be giving away 250 free meals, promoting businesses with our vegan map and sharing four locally sourced recipes.

Eat Peckham Vegan Week 15th - 20th May 2017

Eat Peckham Vegan Week is a celebration of all things vegan to make Peckham healthier and more environmentally friendly. During the week of May 15th the non-profit group Peckham Vegans will be giving away 250 free meals, promoting businesses with our vegan map and sharing four locally sourced recipes.
Never tried vegan? - now is your chance! Join us for a caribbean buffet at Zionly Manna Rastarant in Peckham.

Get your free tickets at www.londonvegansocieties.com/eatpeckhamvegan If you are already vegan and have experienced the joys of a plant based diet, will you chip in £10 to pay for 3 vegan meals? What better way to share the experience - go to www.gofundme.com/eat-peckham-vegan Peckham has a massive vegan offering. Watch our video guide to eating out in Peckham at http://londonvegansocieties.com/peckham/ and see how many eateries you can tick off our vegan map. Local delights include delicious dumplings from Jahson's Zionly Manna 'Rastarant', a fantastic falafel wrap at Persepolis by pink haired Sally and a sumptuous nut cheese salad by Kate at Nutkin cafe.

Can you lend your skills and time to make this event a success? Sign up at
http://londonvegansocieties.com/volunteer/ We need people to man the stalls, give out flyers, creative designers and social media promoters.

On a more serious note*, Peckham is unhealthy. The borough of Southwark has the highest child excess weight prevalence in the country. Half the residents are classified as overweight or obese, and less than half eating the recommended 5-a-day fruits or vegetables. At a time when the NHS budgets are tight, obesity is costing Southwark NHS £92 million a year. Peckham Vegan's celebration of plant based eating will help end child obesity and give the people of Peckham the tools they need to cook cheap, healthy and tasty meals.
*Facts from (from Southwark Council report Everybody's Business, Southwark healthy weight strategy 2016-2021).

Why vegan - stats and facts

Healthy Planet

Pollution, carbon footprint, deforestation, water wastage, ocean destruction, can all be healed by a plant based diet, a vegan diet uses ¼ resources.
● Livestock production is responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
● 150g beef burger takes 2350 litres of fresh water - that's 30 baths or five hour shower
● 90% of deforestation, that's a hundred football pitches of rainforest is cut down every hour to create room for grazing cattle
● 95 per cent of soya is grown to feed farm animals.This could be fed to 800 million people suffering from malnutrition instead!

Healthy kids and people

Vegan food is healthy and delicious
● A report for the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer categorised cured and processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen – on a par with cigarettes and tobacco.

Obesity in Southwark (from Everybody's Business, Southwark healthy weight strategy 2016-2021)
● Obesity costs Southwark NHS £92.1 million in 2015.
● Kids - Southwark Year 6 excess weight prevalence is the highest in the country at 42.7%. 13.2% Reception children rises to 27.0% of Year 6 children.

Type 2 diabetes asthma,musculoskeletal disorders. Increased school absence through illness could lead to an impact on school readiness and future educational performance.
● 55.7% of adults (aged 16+) classified as overweight or obese
● 46.9% of adults (aged 16+) meet government recommendations of 5- a-day fruits or vegetables

Happy Animals

Save 100 animals a year :) Be kind and guilt free.

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