Peas Please is a campaign that is coordinated by partner organisations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and aims to bring together business and brands from across the food system to secure commitments to improve the availability, affordability and quality of the veg offered in supermarkets, shops, schools, pubs, fast food outlets and beyond.
Peas Please has delivered 4.8 million additional portions of veg in its first year.
In Wales, Food Cardiff has played the central role in delivering the Peas Please agenda, securing pledges from a host of big-name organisations in both the public and private sector. These include Castell Howell, Brains Brewery and pubs, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to name a but a few.
Katie Palmer from Food Cardiff, the Welsh Peas Please partner, says “Peas Please shows that it is possible to make it easier for everyone to eat more veg and it’s fantastic to see concerted leadership from some of Wales’ flagship businesses. We’ve made great progress in the last 8 months but we need to continue to convert pledges into portions and to seek action from the whole of the Welsh supply chain to ensure genuine impact on the nation’s health.”
The Peas Please progress report will be officially released today at London’s City Hall as part of the Peas Please Veg Summit 2018. There will be many other exciting announcements as part of this event so make sure you keep up to date on twitter with #peasplease.