GREEN FOOD EXPERIENCE

Green Food Experience

Share food, open minds

PROMOTE PLANETARY HEALTH

Excluding animal products from our diet is the single biggest step any one of us can make to reduce our food-related emissions.*

*Learn more here.

ENCOURAGE PLANT-BASED EATING ON YOUR CAMPUS

A whole food plant-based eating pattern significantly lessens the risk of all non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease*

*Learn more here.

BUILD A COMMUNITY

A Green Food Experience offers an opportunity to connect with students you may have never met, raise awareness about nutrition practices and their impact on environmental health, and enjoy time together.

WHAT IS A GREEN FOOD EXPERIENCE?

A PLANT-BASED MEAL

Customise and prepare a plant-based tasting menu to enjoy with friends and fellow medical students on your campus. PAN will support you with recipes and resources.

A CURATED EVENT

Whether it’s a lunch, a film showing or a small-bites soiree, this event can be organised however you like to generate interest and maximise enjoyment.

FREE FOR HOSTS AND GUESTS

Receive a mini-grant from PAN International to be reimbursed for the cost of food. Hosts and guests can enjoy the meal at no charge. Who can say no to free food?

VOICES FROM THE GREEN FOOD EXPERIENCE GUESTS

HOW DOES IT WORK?

APPLY

Read through our Host Guide and fill out the application form at the bottom of this page. We’ll be in touch with you soon. Remember to keep the Application ID you receive from us via email.

HOST THE EVENT

Though your event should adhere to the grant’s guidelines, you can customise it to fit your vision. The resources included in our Toolkit will help you plan the perfect event and promote it on your campus.

SEND REPORT

After the event, you need to fill out a follow-up report that includes detailed information (see Host Guide). Please be mindful during this step, as proper reporting is necessary for full reimbursement.

GET REIMBURSED

Once you have submitted all information in the follow-up report and your event has been determined to meet the requirements outlined in the Host Guide, you will be reimbursed for your event’s food-related expenses.

Details about the grant assignment process are included here in our Host Guide and, when you apply, you will receive detailed step-by-step instructions via email.

REQUIREMENTS

To apply for the Green Food Experience grant, you must be a medical student, or member of a PAN University Group, and fill in the application form at the bottom of this page.

In order to receive the grant, the event:

  • must have at least 10 participants.
  • must offer healthy, plant-based dishes. 
  • offers a menu, ideally prepared by the host and/or guests. We provide a recipe guide and other resources, or feel free to design your own. Although home-made healthy plant-based food is the best option, you can also opt for catering services, takeaways or restaurants, but make sure they offer plant-based options of course. 
  • must be duly reported and meet all the requirements included in our Host Guide (quick tip: keep your receipts and take some good pictures).

EVENT PLANNING AND SUPPORT

Our support doesn’t stop with the grant. Click here to download our Green Food Experience Toolkit, which includes all the resources you need to organise your event: a wide selection of recipes, social media templates, forms for your guests, a quick guide on food handling, a preview of the final report and more.

RESOURCES

The Green Food Experience Toolkit

Here you will find everything you need to organise your awesome event

The Host Guide

Check out our Terms and Conditions included in this document, which also provides all the info you need to host a succesful event

Recipes

We have created a bundle of whole food plant-based recipes for different occasions. You are welcome to use them for your event.

NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

What will you cook? How about…

  • Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
  • Baked Falafel
  • Chilli
  • Lentil Bolognese

Plus many more ideas and recipes in PAN’s recipe guide.

If you are thinking about hosting a Green Food Experience or you are already planning your event, have a look at this gallery for some inspiration.

APPLICATION FORM

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