We celebrate World Meat Free Day: here is why

Most people underestimate how much impact reducing meat consumption can have on the planet. Eating Better is a proud partner of World Meat Free Day, we join forces to encourage as many people as possible to go meat free for a day and wise up to the benefits. It's a small step for each of us, but together we can have a big impact.

Cultivating future diets

By : Rab Brownell
Jun 6, 2017
Beyond meal provision, schools have great potential to help children form healthy and sustainable food habits for life, but the current environment for creating a good food culture at schools is challenging. Rab Brownell looks at what can be done.
Great food, great colours by Marek Ziebart (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

We’re lousy at describing sustainable food, but it doesn’t have to be that way

The language we use to describe plant-based food options is less than appetizing. How do we communicate effectively about sustainable diets?

Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

By : Sofia Parente and Katherine Button
Apr 5, 2017
A new survey of UK hospital food shows that whilst there is some fantastic work going on that should be celebrated, many hospitals are still falling short when it comes to serving food that is healthy and sustainable for patients, staff and visitors.

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.

Less meat in the new French guidelines

The French food agency (ANSES) has updated the guidance that underpins France's official dietary guidelines. The update recommends limiting red meat consumption to under 500g per week, and processed meat to 25g per day, whilst giving pulses, fruit and veg a greater role in the diet. 

Less meat, more veg

New analysis identifies the huge gap between healthy & sustainable diets and what we’re actually eating

Mr. Beans, by Kenneth Leung (CC BY 2.0)

How reliable is the Eatwell Guide, the official chart of what foods you should be eating?

By : Mike Rayner
Dec 24, 2016
The Eatwell Guide, the UK's official dietary advice, provides all of us with a clear indication of what foods we should be eating, but what does this advice mean precisely? According to new analysis, it boils down to eat less meat and processed foods and more plant-based foods.

Companies under the spotlight on antimicrobial resistance

By : Clare Richards
Sep 30, 2016
Shareholder activists are urging food companies, including McDonald's, to ensure responsible on-farm antibiotic use.
Image: bacon rashers © EPHA

Effort sharing for the climate means cutting meat consumption and production – with a triple benefit for health

By : European Public Health Alliance
Jul 20, 2016

Unhealthy levels of meat consumption and production are simultaneously driving climate change, diet-related chronic diseases and resistance to antibiotics. A transition towards sustainable diets is necessary for a realistic climate strategy and represents the agricultural sector’s main climate mitigation opportunity.

What does Brexit mean for eating better?

Eating Better is one of 85 organisations that have written to Prime Minister Theresa May and new Secretary of State for exiting the European Union, David Davis, urging the Brexit Government to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good.

In defence of the EatWell Guide

By : Eating Better
Jul 12, 2016

What is a healthy, sustainable diet? Sometimes it can seem the answer is far from straightforward, but it shouldn't be! We've come together with over 20 leading NGOs to support the UK government's official healthy eating advice, the Eatwell Guide. For our health and planet, advice to eat more plants is hugely important. 

Impacts of agriculture on health – the livestock connection

By : Nikolai Pushkarev
Jul 6, 2016
A healthy diet underpins a healthy life, and so agriculture and the food it produces are intimately connected to public health. However health rarely features in discussions about agriculture and meat production, with disastrous consequences argues the European Public Health Alliance.

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