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Eat less, choose better: organic is different

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrates that the way we produce food has a profound impact on its nutritional profile, writes Rob Percival.

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate

Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change and meeting the commitments of the Paris Agreement. With the launch of our policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and the planet.

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.

What’s in store for 2016?

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


Official: processed meat causes cancer and red meat probably does

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has confirmed that processed meats such as bacon, ham & sausages, do cause cancer, and that red meat (which includes beef, lamb and pork) is a probable carcinogen.

Eatwell for the Planet Campaign update

Eating Better has written to the Government’s Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison asking her to support our Eatwell for the Planet Campaign to update official dietary guidelines for sustainability.

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New report: How to eat well for a healthy planet

Eating Better welcomes the publication of the Principles of Healthy & Sustainable Eating Patterns report and says it's time to update UK official healthy eating advice for sustainability.

Eating Better’s manifesto for a new government

Whatever the outcome of the 2015 UK general election, one thing is certain. Eating Better will be calling for actions to put healthy sustainable food centre plate.


Lower-meat diet recommended for the US

For the first time, the expert scientific committee that advises the US government on healthy eating has included environmental considerations and recommended sustainable diets with less meat and more plant-based foods. Eating Better says it's time to update UK Dietary Guidelines.

EFRA Committee report ‘disappointingly weak’

MPs say more must be done to help people make healthier and more sustainable food choices but then fall short on recommendations. Read our comments.

Looking forward, looking back

By : Sue Dibb
Jan 6, 2015

As we start the New Year Sue Dibb reflects on the achievements and challenges in 2014 for Eating Better and looks forward to plans for 2015.

Why not swap chicken for tofu?

Take the Eating Better Challenge this year

Eating Better is encouraging families to take the Eating Better Challenge this January – and throughout the year - and enjoy tasty, affordable and healthy meals by incorporating more plant-based foods and less meat into their daily dinners.

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Choosing better meat this Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration. It’s a time for family, friends and great food. Our Eating Better guide will help you enjoy better meat eating – and not just for Christmas.

Let's Talk About Meat

10 ways to motivate behaviour change

By : Eating Better
Dec 4, 2014

Our new report Let’s Talk About Meat identifies 10 ways to motivate behaviour change towards more plant-based diets and ‘less and better’ meat eating.

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