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Vegan Catering Booklet for Hospitals

Vegan Catering Booklet for Hospitals

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Published by Vegan Future
Vegan Catering Booklet for Hospitals and Care Homes. Includes sample menus, recipes and nutrition guidelines.

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Vegan Catering Booklet for Hospitals and Care Homes. Includes sample menus, recipes and nutrition guidelines.

Help the Vegan Society spread the word about the positive, compassionate vegan diet. Make a donation today at
http://www.vegansociety.com [Click on Support our Work]

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 Vegan Catering Guide
for hospitals and care homes
 
W
elcome to this guide tocatering for vegans inhospitals and care homes. TheVegan Society often receivesqueries from this part of the ca-tering industry so we have nowcompiled all our recommenda-tions into this handy booklet.Don’t be daunted by the ideaof providing vegan food. It canbe done with relative ease andthis guide shows you how. Thesimple step-by-step format takesyou through the basics and you
should nd an answer to many
of the questions that you haveon the topic.We explain exactly what vegansdo and do not eat and whypeople choose to go vegan. Weoffer practical advice onensuring that dishes are veganand a list of useful suppliers andtake you through suggestedmenus, recipes and nutritionaladvice.In terms of health a vegan dietis no cause for concern. In facta well-balanced vegan diet is upthere with the healthiest of diets.We outline some vegannutrition essentials on page 9.
If you want to nd out more,
contact us for a free copy of our nutrition booklet or purchaseour comprehensive nutritionbook, which is available fromThe Vegan Society (address onthe back page).
Contents
The vegan diet explained.........................................2Vegan food – dos and don’ts....................................3Easy vegan basics...................................................5Adapting dishes for vegans.....................................7Nutrition guidelines..................................................9One-week sample menu........................................10Recipes..................................................................11Wholesale stockists................................................23
Introduction
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 The vegan diet explained
Diseases in animals suchas Bird Flu, BSE andSalmonella, which canaffect humans, have causedsome people to cut out meatand other animal products.Some people, especiallychildren, are intolerantor allergic to cows’ milkor egg products.RELIGIONSome religions, such asBuddhism, Hinduism andRastafarianism, stronglyadvocate a diet that cuts outmeat and sometimes eggs.Others state that certain ani-mals should not be eaten.ANIMALSMany people choose vegan foodbecause of the cruelty involvedin the production of food of animal origin.ENVIRONMENTA vegan diet helpsto ensure that anindividual’s impacton the planet isminimized.HEALTHA well-balanced wholefood vegandiet is up there with the healthi-est of diets. It is low in saturatedfats which can be detrimental to
health, and high in bre, vitamins
and minerals.
What is a vegan?
Vegans do not eat any animalproducts, for example:
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no meat, sh nor other pro-
ducts that come directly fromkilling an animal, such as ani-mal fats and gelatine;
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no dairy products such ascows’ milk, butter, cheese andyoghurt, nor goats’ milk;
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no eggs nor foods containingeggs such as Quorn;
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no honey.Around 300,000 people in theUK are vegan. Millions morehave chosen to cut down onanimal products and wouldwelcome a vegan choice.
Why do people choose vegan food?
 
ECONOMICSVegan mealsprepared withbasic ingredientscan be very cheap.
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