ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival will be a fun-filled event comprised of Vegans and non- Vegan from both within and outside Uganda. This event is aimed at introducing a Vegan lifestyle to Ugandans call it a healthier diet!

The festival is aimed at creating awareness in people about the environment, animal protection, health, and veganism.

This will be a fun-filled event with activities like dancing, bouncing castles and face painting for kids, yoga classes, speeches on health, Vegan food exhibitions, eating, food tasting, performances from several artists among others. Contact Us on +256 779 546 061 | +256 704 422 719

ABOUT THE VEGAN LIFESTYLE

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose and promoting a healthier lifestyle. A vegan diet can help to prolong life, reduce the risk of various diseases, and support exercise levels.

MISSION

To promote, encourage and motivate people to become vegan with the aim of living a healthier lifestyle

VISION

We envision being an organization focused on introducing a vegan lifestyle as a strategy towards control of non-communicable diseases.

OBJECTIVES OF THE VEGAN FESTIVAL

 

  • To promote good health and environmental sustainability
  • To support and provide advice on becoming vegan
  • To promote healthy feeding
  • To reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels
  • To lower one’s chances of getting certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer
  • To Manage diabetes by lowering A1C levels
  • Promote weight loss
  • To promote a Vegan lifestyle and vegan products
  • Improved vegan catering, nutrition, education, and agriculture;
  • To encouraging government, public and private sector bodies to adopt and reward sustainable, healthy and compassionate lifestyles.
  • Greatly increase the number of people trying veganism and remaining vegan

WHY VEGAN FESTIVAL?

Annually over 100,000 Ugandans die of non-communicable diseases which are 35% of the total annual deaths in the country, according to UNCDA.

In line with the Ministry of Health objective; ‘focusing on prevention through creating awareness of the risk factors and advising people to adjust their lifestyles’, Brand ambassadors 256, thought it necessary to organize this Festival.

WHO IS A VEGAN?

Vegans are humans who avoid exploiting animals for any purpose, with compassion being a key reason.

Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking, and improve your diet.

This definitely means one won’t be consuming saturated fat from meat, milk, and eggs, and will be avoiding processed meat, which the World Health Organization has classified as a leading cause of cancer.

Getting your nutrients from plant foods allows more room in your diet for health-promoting options. If you make smart choices, a vegan diet can be a really healthy way of eating.

Vegans are always encouraged to also limit salt and eat plenty of whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. These foods are packed full of beneficial fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Research has linked vegan diets to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.