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Discover how to create a range of tasty vegan bakes – from light, airy sponges, to traditional puddings, and eggless meringue.

A guide to catering for people with allergies, intolerances, and religious, philosophical and cultural dietary beliefs

This colourful 40-page guide is designed to make it easier to cater for any service users who require a ‘free-from’ or ‘special’ diet. It will introduce the various reasons people may need, or want, to exclude certain foods from their diet. At the back of the guide is a collection of recipes suitable for a variety of these dietary requirements.


Comprehensive coverage of:

  • the major allergens
  • religious, philosophical and cultural dietary requirements
  • how veganism is protected by the law
  • top 10 gluten-free products
  • top 10 vegan products
  • best practice in ethical dilemmas – including when a vegetarian service user asks for meat
  • fortification agents for special diets
  • gluten- and soya-free meat alternatives.

With allergen-labelling throughout.

Medium-sized handmade cards for all occasions. Various designs.

9 individual cards included in bundle. No two are the same.

Small handmade cards for all occasions. Various designs.

8 individual cards included in bundle. No two are the same.

Square handmade cards for all occasions. Various designs.

10 individual cards included in bundle. No two are the same.

Five engaging 30-minute online seminars that you can watch and replay at your leisure.

This informative, introductory course has been created by VfL’s team of expert chefs to help you attain excellence in vegan and vegetarian care catering.

The training features five dedicated modules and guidance on catering for the veg*ns and meat-reducers in your care.

Topics covered include: What vegans eat and don’t eat; plant–based protein sources; cooking with meat alternatives and dairy alternatives; vegan baking; dietary diversity and vegan fortification. Each module includes easy-to-follow recipe videos with some fantastic, tasty recipes for you to introduce in your care home menu.

Your team will have access to complete the training at a time that suits them. All that they’ll need is a laptop and internet connection. We know that getting cover in the kitchen for your catering staff can be a challenge – and this online training solves that issue. The full course takes about 2.5 hours to complete, but doesn’t have to be completed in one go.

A certificate will be gained on completion.

For bulk training options for your care establishment, please consider Vegetarian for Life’s Premium Accredited Membership package.

  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Ideal for care home and hospital caterers, this BDA-approved publication answers frequently asked questions concerning older vegetarians and vegans, such as:

  • how to stimulate appetite or boost nutrient intake
  • good sources of protein for those on texture modified diets
  • a daily menu plan
  • suggested vegan fortification agents, finger foods, and even vegan options that may be suitable for lower-fibre diets

Updated for 2020 to reflect the latest scientific evidence.

Proudly identify yourself as a vegan with this small pin badge. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegans at mealtimes.

- Strong enamel in gold-effect
- Green colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Size: 25mm / 1 inch diameter
- Butterfly clasp

Proudly identify yourself as a vegetarian with this small pin badge. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegetarians at mealtimes.

- Strong enamel in silver-effect
- Lilac colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Size: 25mm / 1 inch diameter
- Butterfly clasp

Proudly identify yourself as a vegan with this comfortable yet durable wristband. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegans at mealtimes.

- Easy to put on and take off
- Green colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Strong silicone
- Inset text for longevity

Proudly identify yourself as a vegetarian with this comfortable yet durable wristband. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegetarians at mealtimes.

- Easy to put on and take off
- Lilac colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Strong silicone
- Inset text for longevity

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

Weight: 280 gsm

A special V for Life ball-point pen with a handy double-sided pull-out. The pull-out details some essential information on what vegetarians and vegans choose not to eat, and the food groups that should be included in a weekly food plan.

Black ink.

Material: 100% soft touch acrylic.*

  • Double layer knit.
  • Cuffed design for optimal decoration.

*Heather 55% polyester/45% acrylic

Why have a boring keyring when you can have a convenient V for Life shopping coin for your frequent trips to the supermarket?

Keep hold of important documents, cards, money or work passes with our Vegetarian for Life printed lanyards. Includes a keyring to make it practical for frequent use.