Friday, 23 April 2010

Croydon Conservatives Threaten Health

Revealed: London Green Party reveal Croydon incinerator to include radioactive and toxic waste

conservatives plan to turn CROYDON Into massive rubbish dump ... on Twitpic Following a catalogue of profit first people second decisions Croydon's Conservative led Council now plan to turn Croydon into a massive rubbish dump for the south of London at a cost of £1 Billion and and even greater cost to the environment, amenity and health of the borough.


The Croydon Green Party have uncovered the Tory plans to scupper plans for better recycling by building a facility that will have to import lorry loads of rubbish and waste from London and surrounding areas to make it viable.

It will require a constant supply to feed it thus disincentivising recycling efforts.

Ill Health

The Croydon Green Party have identified a number of threats to Croydon resident's health - this is catastrophic news for a borough that has already been named and shamed as the unhealthiest in London.

It is further evidence of the Conservatives total disregard for optimum health in Croydon.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: Council tried to seize ‘veggie’ child

Council tried to seize ‘veggie’ child

Whoa! We think things are bad in Croydon with our Burger King sponsored Mayday NHS Hospital

In Lewisham they are persecuting people for deciding not to eat meat and dairy! Looks like they'll soon be the unhealthiest borough in London if they scare residents into not eating fruit and vegetables.

The family they threatened and refused legal aid to were not even vegan or vegetarian - they all ate fish.

The vegan families in Lewisham must be petrified they will have the Lewisham Health and Social Services mafia banging down their doors for eating too many fruits and vegtables any day now.

Lewisham Council quite rightly awarded a 'Twonk of the Week' award by the Pirates of The Carob Bean for such blatant professional incompetance.

More on the London Nutritionist Blog

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

London Nutritionist on 5 a Day

Nutritionist London - Diet Advice

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston today hit out at Croydon Tory Council

"I really can't understand why Croydon Council wouldn't want to jump at the chance to implement this. Having a weekly focus on 5 a Day is a total no brainer. Surely only eating more of the foods we typically don't get enough of in modern diets for one day a week is logical enough even for a conservative councillor to get their head around."

"It's cost effective, it's easy, it's healthy, it's sustainable, it's inexpensive, it's positive"

Yvonne reveals that only response from the Croydon health administration so far is that they couldn't endorse or recommend restricted diets. Apparently a days focus on plant foods would be classed as a restricted diet.

Tony Bishop-Weston author of "The Complete Book of Vegan Cooking" says "The restricted diet excuse is complete nonesense, a red herring, caterers work on a 1-3 week rota and have to get minimum levels of key nutrients included in a set period. Nowhere does it say you must include saturated animal fat laden protein, processed nutrient deficient carbohydrates, and fibre free food every day of the school week."

If Croydon wants to shake off it's label of the unhealthiest borough in London and reduce childhood obesity and rising rates of diabetes then they have to start taking more responsibility for practical health education in the borough and being more proactive rather than leaving it to Rentokil (Eden Foods) to profitably defend the school dinner status quo.

Healthy School Lunches / Scarlett Johansson Urges Congress to Pass Healthy School Meals Act

Healthy School Lunches / Scarlett Johansson Urges Congress to Pass Healthy School Meals Act

Scarlett Johansson has recently sent a request to Congress to add more fruits, vegetables, and healthy meal options to school lunchrooms.

This is great news that a greater focus has been put on the next generation to avoid our health mistakes and get our school kids to learn healthy habits.

Johansson has written a letter to Congress urging support for the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, H.R. 4870, which was introduced on March 18 by Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado. The bill would reward school districts for offering plant-based vegetarian options and healthful nondairy beverages.
“I’ve been involved with efforts to feed hungry children for years,” writes Scarlet. “Millions of families in America rely on subsidized school lunches, and these meals are absolutely crucial to children’s well-being.”

Scartlett Johansson stars in The Other Boleyn Girl and Lost in Translation.

Lets hope that the new Croydon Council is inspired by these new initiatives and the Meat Free Monday Campaign to adopt our campaign for 5 a Day Days in Croydon Schools and Hospitals.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Croydon Green Party - A real alternative for Croydon

Croydon Green Party - A real alternative for Croydon

You've seen what Red and Blue can do - what would making Croydon Green do?

The certainly will do everything in their power to stop conservative council plans to turn Croydon into a massive Rubbish Collection Centre for South London coming to fruition. Croydon Green Party estimates 50,000 truck journeys of rubbish per year, and that's just the beginning.

Yum yum yum - an incinerator is expected to pump nano toxic particles into the air for Croydon's school children to breathe in.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

San Francisco Beats Croydon in Meat Free Monday Race

Meat Free Mondays in San Francisco

Now Croydon drops behind San Francisco in the race to promote 5 a day healthy diets through Sir Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday Campaign

The predominantly conservative Tory led stick in the mud Croydon council still continues to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to a healthier, more sustainable Croydon, lagging behind even the sausage eating Belgium town of Ghent in the race to support Sir Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday Campaign

They say enough is being done. Clearly not though as Croydon is designated as one of the unhealthiest boroughs in London with discraceful rates of childhood obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Please write to your councillors and urge them to push for a 5 a day day every week in schools and council offices and hospitals.

Vote for a new councillor is is committed to improving health and sustainability in Croydon

Thursday, 1 April 2010

PM to Make Meat Free Monday Compulsory

PM Gordon Brown Meat Free Monday Plans to Woo Green Voters

1st April 2010

In a last ditch effort to avoid a hung parliament with the Green Party holding the balance of power The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is apparently discussing making Meat Free Mondays compulsory in schools and hospitals