National Vegetarian Week 2022

National Vegetarian Week which for 2022 runs from May the 16th till May the 22nd is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate all things vegetarian and for businesses like Henry Colbeck to show off our veggie and vegan products.

Give me a reason…

Amongst the many reasons to go vegetarian is for our wildlife! Globally wildlife is under risk owing to climate change, with some of the UK’s most familiar and well-loved species in danger of disappearing altogether. Eating vegetarian or eating vegetarian more often is one of the easiest ways we can all do a little bit to reduce our own carbon emissions. So why not join in with the thousands of others making the move to a more vegetarian and sustainable based diet.

As well as the positive effects on wildlife and climate a vegetarian diet can be great for your health. Public Health England says it is important to eat a diet low in saturated fat and high in whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables. As a vegetarian, eating a balanced diet based on whole grains, pulses (beans and lentils), vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds you should easily exceed the guidelines for eating 5-A-Day and your meals will be naturally high in fibre and low in saturated fat.

One of the biggest concerns people have about vegetarian nutrition is where vegetarians get nutrients that typically come from meat and fish, such as protein, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12,  and essential fats like omega 3. In most cases these nutrients are naturally included in balanced vegetarian and vegan diets. It can however be useful to be aware of good nutritional sources.

Take a look at the specific nutrient pages at for more information on how you can make sure you’re getting everything you need from your diet.

What you can do…

The Vegetarian Society, a UK charity, are prompting people to SIGN UP and swap one meal or eat veggie for the whole week.

Just go for it! Pledge to act now and you’ll get:

  • Delicious carbon-calculated recipes from Cauldron, Bosh!, Ella Mills and more. You’ll see how much difference you could make by eating veggie!
  • Information about how choosing veggie food protects the wildlife we all know and love!
  • Veggie offers and discounts
  • Exclusive online talks during the week
  • Helpful daily tips to bring fresh ideas to your meals!

and lots, lots more…

Join in…

Check out for all kinds of ways to participate, learn more and support the cause and don’t forget to use the #NationalVegetarianWeek hash tag on social media when looking for more content or sharing your own thoughts, feelings and experiences.


Meadow Vale Vegan Strips

Also don’t forget to check our Vegan products and Vegetarian products to see what swaps and alternatives might suit your needs.


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