Healthy eating advice must be healthy for the planet too

In a new briefing, Eating Better and Medact are calling on governments and health professionals to do more to promote the key health and sustainability message to reduce meat and dairy consumption and eat more plant-based foods.

The best of 2016

Who or what is your 2016 champion? As the year draws to an end we’ve selected Eating Better’s Best of 2016: from campaigns to chefs, cities and countries. Check out the 10 people, organisations and initiatives that we’re celebrating for championing less & better meat and encouraging more plant-based eating for our health and the health of our planet.

Are you vegcurious?

We've launched a new campaign to encourage men to explore their vegcurious side. We’ve teamed up with the marketing industry’s Do It Day initiative to create a new way of talking about eating less meat, through fun and positive messages and a set of adverts to inspire a new generation of men at www.vegcurious.org and via the hashtag #vegcurious.

 

The museum of missed opportunities

We need to eat less meat and more fruit and veg, yet how easy is this for a family on a day out? The OutToLunchUK survey has found that 3 out of 4 children’s lunch meals at top family attractions don't include any veg or salad. Visitor attractions need to do a lot more to show children that healthy, sustainable food can be a treat too. 

Making sense of men and meat

Being green is, apparently, a feminine thing. How then do we engage men to think about the meat on their plates? Eating Better is setting a challenge for this year's Do It Day to hash some fresh ideas with help from the marketing world.

From Food Waste to Bean Curd, and back again - Hubbub probes our Protein Pressures

What's behind our food choices? Eating Better's collaborators Hubbub have set out to explore our Protein Pressures and the triggers that can help up us eat less meat.

Better Buying Lab Aims to Accelerate Demand for Sustainable Food

If we want to feed a growing population without straining natural resources, we have to change the way we eat. Daniel Vennard of the World Resources Institute introduces their Better Buying Lab, a new initiative to help shift consumer behavior toward more sustainable, plant-based foods when they shop and dine out.

Are you part of generation moderation?

New research forecasts that a significant proportion of the population is likely to be actively moderating its meat consumption over the next decade. Martin Thomas assesses the trends, opportunities and challenges that will impact on our shifting food culture.

Eating Better supports World Meat Free Day – please join us!

It’s back, Monday 13th June is World Meat Free Day. Join us and thousands of others to raise awareness of the benefits of eating less meat for a healthier, balanced diet that’s better for our planet and fairer to our food systems too.

Healthier sandwiches - by popular demand

Last month we revealed the limited sandwich choice customers get when looking to go meat-free at lunchtime. But it’s not all bad news. Pret a Manger have opened their pop up ‘Not Just for Veggies’ store in London this month to trial new options. And in this blog Andrew Phelps, Catering & Hospitality Service manager at Cardiff Metropolitan University shares his top tips for making healthy and sustainable choices the popular choices.
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How I Tweaked My Diet to Cut its Environmental Footprint in Half

We know that changing the way we eat is essential for a fair, green, healthy future. Richard Waite of the World Resources Institute shows how small and practical diet changes can make a big difference to sustainability.

Welcome to the International Year of Pulses

2016 is a special year –the United Nation’s (UN) International Year of Pulses - that’s beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas in all their glorious colours and variety - and Eating Better is a proud supporter.
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What’s in store for 2016?

Eating Better's top five actions for healthy and sustainable diets in 2016.

 

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Top ten cookbooks for eating better

Sometimes we all need some inspiration and a little guidance on how to eat better. With Christmas gifts in mind, we share our top 10 cookbooks for delicious plant-based eating with less and better meat.

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