Families in West Leeds are being encouraged to get involved in the #VegRocksrainbow challenge, writes Josie Armitage.
As part of the Healthy Holidays programme this summer, FoodWise Leeds has launched the #VegRocksRAINBOW challenge to encourage families to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
This is a city-wide initiative but there are many Healthy Holiday projects taken place in West Leeds including with BARCA, Bramley Baths, New Wortley Community Centre, Pudsey Parish, Bramley Community Centre and Seagulls Paint.
West Leeds did so well with the earlier #vegrocks competition that Sonja Woodcock at Foodwise Leeds wants to encourage families in West Leeds to take part.
Why eat a Rainbow?
Eating a variety of types and colours of fruit and vegetables helps your body to get the right mix of vitamins and minerals to grow and maintain a strong immune system.
No single fruit or vegetable contains all the nutrients your body needs, so we aim to eat a rainbow of colours.
How to enter
- Download the #VegRockRainbow image https://tinyurl.com/y2ycjajh, get a copy from your local Healthy Holiday project or draw your own rainbow
- Every time you eat a different coloured fruit or vegetable, colour in the corresponding stripe on the rainbow. If you eat some peas you could draw some green peas in the stripe or colour in the stripe green. Be creative!
- You can complete the rainbow in one meal, one day or one week!
- Once you’ve completed your rainbow, take a photo and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #VegRocksRainbow and tag @foodwiseleeds and put it up in your front window for others to see & join in!
- If you don’t have access to social media, ask your local Healthy Holiday project to share for you
The #VegRocksRainbow challenge runs until Friday 28th August. Winners will be chosen from the rainbows posted on social media. PRIZES include shopping vouchers, vegboxes delivered to your home & recipe books!
Have fun this summer eating the rainbow and posting your completed #VegRocksRainbow on social media to win prizes!
DAZL Leeds have created this fun #VegRocksRainbow TikTok dance! Join Chloe and learn the dance!