ABC’s of Nutrition

abc 1The ABC’s of Nutrition is aimed at teaching kids the importance of healthy nutrition from a young age. Health enthusiast writer Robert Orchanian, from Yorktown Heights, NY USA,  says the book reflects his family’s lifestyle:  “My wife and I have raised 5 healthy kids. Whether it’s yoga, weight training or running, in general, we all exercise regularly and eat right!”

Read the preview here: The ABCs of Nutrition

Bright, clear and easy to read.

The foods that toddlers eat are the foods they will want to eat for the rest of their lives.  This is because in the formative years, organs, tissues and nerve cells are programmed in their unique window of time based on the foods eaten – like metabolic programming.  Another reason lies in the way childhood memories are formed.  Up to the age of about two and a half or three years, children usually do not form conscious memories, but instead are busy using their daily experiences to create the instinctive emotions and likes and dislikes that will become intuitive feelings in the future.

So if a young child learns to enjoy vegetables for dinner every night and fresh fruit for dessert, they incorporate these healthy foods into her developing subconscious blueprint for what a proper meal should be.  Not only does it taste good to them, it feels right too!

Kensington & Chelsea Vegan and Veggie Society

Down to Earth, in Kensington. Have you been?

Welcome to the Kensington & Chelsea Vegan and Veggie Society. We hope to have a meeting soon so please get in touch if you would like to come along or if you can help. Find us: on Facebook here.

We cover: Albertopolis, Bayswater, Belgravia, Brompton, Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Kensal Town, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, Notting Hill, South Kensington, West Brompton, West Kensington, World’s End. Do you live in these areas – please get in touch.

Places to eat out and shop

SAF Restaurant – Gourmet vegan & living foods restaurant and bar. 1st Floor, Whole Foods Market, The Barkers Building 63-97 Kensington High StreetLondon,W8 5SE Tel: 020 7368 4555 (Tube: Kensington High Street)


RAINFOREST CREATIONS: Wonderful raw vegan salads plus roti/wraps and raw vegan
. Two locations: Partridges, Sloane Square, 2-5 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY – open daily Chelsea Market, Kings Road, London SW3 6NR Saturdays only.

Le Pain Quotidien, South Kensington. Vegan blueberry muffins, soya milk, breads and a vegan salad.

Happy Vegetarian – 288 Portobello Road  London W10 – great veggie and vegan wraps.

down-to-earth-london-2DOWN TO EARTH:  New organic vegetarian cafe and health food store in Kensington. 240-242 High Street, Kensington, London W8 6ND (Tube: High Street kensington, Kensington Olympia)
Tel: 0207 371 6987  Whole food store and vegetarian / vegan / raw food cafe  Open daily 7.30am – 10.30pm.

Ricardo’s Italian on Fulham Rd has a vegan menu.


The Big Vegan Count


We would love to know how many vegans there are in the world. (Currently counted 20,000!) It only takes 30 seconds so if you are a vegan then make sure you are counted! Please encourage vegan friends and family to complete the survey. Results below.

HOW? Click here to be counted: The Big Vegan Count!

Do you live in London? Make sure you find your local London vegan society and get involved in making London the most vegan friendly city in the whole world!

Follow us on Twitter: @LondonVeganSoc or Facebook: London Vegan Societies

Survey results so far…

Over 20,000 people have now completed the survey!

People from 110 countries have participated in the survey so far, 15% from the United Kingdom (of that London: 18%, making up 3% of total surveyed), US 41%, followed by 7% Canada. other countries make up 27%. 72% of total are female, 28% male.

Congratulations to Holly Piggott from @theallanimalvegan for coming up with the great idea. We here at LVS wish her all the best in her aim to count all the vegans of the world.

Camden Vegans

Inspiral Lounge – Camden

Perhaps the most vegan borough in London?

Come along to our next Camden vegans Hangout – info on Facebook and check out the great places to eat out below…


Join the HACKNEY VEGANS GROUP on Facebook and share all your vegan findings… We also need event organisers and people to help admin the Hackney Facebook page so please get in touch on


We want to create one of these flyers, but for Camden. Can you help? Get in touch… on

Eating vegan in Camden…

Check out this map Robb has put together of all the great vegan places to eat out in Camden…

Inspiral Lounge (pictured above) and Cookies and Scream and a number of other vegan delights!

Covent Garden Area

Massive choice – especially around Neal’s Yard. Including Neal’s Yard Salad Bar, serving great vegan food both savoury and sweet, and they gave me free ice cream for saying hello, maybe you should try the same!



Just Falafel, a franchise organisation with 1,500 shops across the world, serving lovely vegan falafel.

The menu is clear and the selection is great, with Italian, Greek, Indian and American versions.

There are 5 in London so far, find your nearest here. Find your nearest at

Wild Food Cafe, a raw vegan cafe with lots of healthy options.
Free ice cream from Neal Yard’s Salad Bar – thanks guys!


I chose the chocolate muffin, but there were loads of vegan/GF options!


Neal’s Yard Salad Bar – great vegan selection and seating area.
Food for Thought – London’s oldest veggie/vegan cafe – started in the 1960s.

Camden Leaders and helpers

Robb Masters runs the London Vegan Meet up and says “Vegan since ’96, I always enjoy meeting more vegans and potential vegans.”