If you care for an older vegetarian or vegan, the charity Vegetarian for Life (VfL) can help with support, information, and advice. VfL is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older vegetarians and vegans, and works directly with individuals and also those establishments that cater for older adults, such as care homes.

VfL's Code of Good Practice offers best practice guidance on catering for older vegetarians and vegans. It explains what vegetarians and vegans do and don't eat, and highlights some common stumbling blocks when catering for them. Vegetarian food can be enjoyed by non-vegetarians too, and a clear understanding of meat-free cookery and nutrition will help you cater well for a wide range of people.


If you cater for older people and have not yet joined the VfL UK - List we hope you'll consider it now. List membership is free, and the benefits include free marketing for homes, regular new recipes for residents to enjoy, menu planners, caterer training courses for care home caterers, and a free caterer training DVD. All you have to do is to follow the VfL Code of Good Practice, which ensures that you cater well for older vegetarians and vegans, and in an ethical way. You will also receive a fabulous 2016 recipes calendar, filled with easy-to-make nutritious recipes and useful tips (available on a first-come, first-served basis as stocks are limited!)

Please visit the website www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk to find out more about VfL's services and resources.