Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF)

Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF)

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Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF)

In the UK, one billion animals were killed for food in 2007. Most had short, miserable existences in factory farms. Ironically our consumption of animal products is not needed for health - quite the reverse. The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation is Britain’s chief vegetarian and vegan nutrition and health charity, helping young and old to get the best from their food. Through powerful, and sometimes controversial, campaigns and scientific facts the VVF helps people find out the truth behind the impact of their diet on their health. We have challenged the myth that fish is healthy with fully referenced materials, exposed the danger of Atkins, investigated obesity and launched the V-Plan Diet to help people fight disease and be healthy and slim without endless fad diets. We have recently launched a campaign, White Lies, about how dairy affects our heath which received international coverage.
The VVF monitors and interprets the growing body of research linking diet and health. The VVF helps the public, health professionals and the food industry make informed choices about diet by providing accurate information and advice about healthy eating. The VVF also runs health and education campaigns, presents hundreds of school talks a year, cookery demonstrations, produces a magazine, VeggieHealth, and a wide variety of materials, runs the Vegetarian Recipe Club and answers nutritional queries from the public. The majority of diseases that kill most of us prematurely can be prevented by consuming a plant-based diet – the VVF explains why and provides information and advice about healthy eating.