National Older Veg*ns Day

October 1 is National Older Veg*ns Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the older vegans and vegetarians in our communities.  To mark the occasion Vegetarian for Life (VfL), the advocacy charity for older vegetarians and vegans, have posted a blog calling for veg*ns living in care homes to be cared for and fed in accordance with their principles.

In the blog Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive of VfL, says:

“Many older veg*ns are thriving, which is fantastic. But others, whether living independently or in care, can struggle to maintain the diet that is at the core of their identity. Out-of-town supermarkets with wider veg*n ranges are often not easily accessible without the use of cars. Although frailer veg*ns may have access to local shops, these tend to be more expensive and typically offer a limited choice of veg*n alternatives. And in care settings, veg*n options may be scarce, and knowledge about veg*n diets very limited.

“We are standing up today to say that we will carry on campaigning to ensure that older veg*ns’ needs are met. It’s incredible to have so many inspirational people on board with us. We know that with their help, we can work together to make vegan and vegetarian food choices more widely available.”

To read the blog in full go to: https://vegetarianforlife.org.uk/blog/post/national-older-vegns-day-1-october

Paul Appleby

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