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Fostering community and belonging through food in the LGBTQ+ community
21 February 2024
In honour of this LGBT History Month, we've invited the Manchester-based Queer Food Project to shed light on how they foster community and cultivate a sense of belonging through food.
Celebrate Burns Night with vegetarian haggis
17 January 2024
Burns Night is a Scottish tradition stretching back over 200 years. We invited Kat Riach from Greener Kirkcaldy to share the history of the event and a delicious plant-based haggis recipe.
Insights from Oxford Real Farming Conference 2024
12 January 2024
Celebrating its 15th year, the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2024 brought an exciting opportunity for the food and farming sector to come together and share progressive ideas on food system transformation.
Eating Better appoint new Chair of Trustees
10 January 2024
Eating Better is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Kirby-Smith as its new Chair of Trustees.
COP28: Work needed to turn words into action
21 December 2023
COP28 has concluded, leaving a trail of headlines in its wake. Join us as we delve deeper into these outcomes, unravelling the key decisions that will shape the future of global food systems.
Truth, lies and culture wars: The misinformation we face in pushing for a sustainable food system
20 December 2023
We are living in an information-saturated world where it is sometimes difficult to work out fact from fiction, and the powers that lie behind statements. Maddy Haughton-Boakes, Senior Campaigner at Eating Better alliance member Changing Markets Foundation, tells us about their recent research into misinformation about meat and dairy online.
Food and farming at COP28: What to expect and alliance asks
1 December 2023
For the first time food, farming, land, and nature are due to take the spotlight during the UNFCCC COP, this year hosted from 30th November - 12th December in Dubai. While previous COPs have given a nod to our food systems, little has been produced in the way of agreements or commitments on healthy and sustainable food. This year's event however promises action. As COP28 kicks off, we take a look at what’s planned for food and farming and highlight which events to attend to get the dish on less and better meat and dairy.
Centring plants on the Christmas table
23 November 2023
Christmas is a time of celebration and indulgence, but plants can often be sidelined. We spoke to Annabelle Randles (known as The Flexitarian online) about her experience growing up in France and how she centres plants on her festive table.
Where do the political parties stand on food systems?
15 November 2023
With global events understandably taking over the news, you would be forgiven for not being completely up to date with where each of the UK’s political parties stand on food systems. We took a look at the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative recent party conferences to assess the priorities.
Government buying standards for school meals need to focus on health and sustainability
16 October 2023
Georgie Branch, Healthy Zones Programme Manager at Eating Better alliance member School Food Matters, explains how schools working with the charity have embraced less and better meat, and how government school food standards need to be improved.
Processed meat causes cancer, so why are we serving it in hospitals?
4 October 2023
‘It’s time to act on processed meat’ explores the health impacts of processed meat and calls on health organisations and public sector caterers to reduce the amount of processed meat on menus. Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist and Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK sets out the need for hospitals to stop serving processed meat.
Why avoiding processed meat can help your PCOS
28 September 2023
September is PCOS Awareness Month. Rohini Bajekal brings together her personal and professional experiences, as a nutritionist, cookery teacher at Eating Better alliance member Made in Hackney, and co-author of Living PCOS Free: How to Regain Your Hormonal Health with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, to tell us about how replacing processed meat with whole food sources of plant protein can affect Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Processed meat and health of young children
26 September 2023
Our recent report ‘It’s time to act on processed meat’ highlights the need to reduce processed meat for our health and the planet. Processed meat intake in infants and children is particularly concerning due to the high level of salt. We spoke to Eating Better alliance member First Steps Nutrition Trust about processed meat and young children’s health.
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Eating Better alliance call for significant reduction in processed meat consumption
20 September 2023
A new resource from Eating Better considers the health impacts of processed meat and highlights the need for public sector caterers and health organisations to focus efforts on reducing processed meat consumption in the UK.
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Eating Better appoint new Executive Director
18 September 2023
Eating Better is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Wakefield as its new Executive Director.
Eating Better strengthens Board of Trustees
24 August 2023
We are excited to announce the appointment of three new trustees to the Board of Eating Better. Here we introduce Kristin Bash, Liz Gadd and Shaleen Meelu, and hear their motivation for joining the Board.
Celebrating 75 years of Caribbean food culture in the UK
22 June 2023
Healthy and sustainable plant-based foods are prevalent in cuisines across the world. We’re celebrating Windrush Day by highlighting the many ways in which the Caribbean community has positively impacted the UK food environment.
Investing in community-led farming
29 May 2023
For a decade and a half the Kindling Trust has been playing a part in reshaping farming and how our food is grown to make it more accessible to communities and reduce its impact on the planet.
Five essential skills for collaboration
24 May 2023
Eating Better together with Healthy Food Healthy Planet hosted a panel at the international Extinction or Regeneration conference with representatives from Italy, Spain, Poland to hear experiences of civil society collaboration across Europe.
Nurturing food system collaboration across Europe
18 May 2023
Ahead of the international Extinction or Regeneration conference, to which Eating Better was a partner, we invited representatives from 7 European countries to share and learn from each other, nurture relationships and explore successes and challenges.
Reducing waste: Food, land and water
26 April 2023
Stop Food Waste Day aims to highlight how valuable food is and how reducing waste can save money, time and the environment. The UK alone produces around 6.6 million tonnes of waste a year just at the household level, accounting for 25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions - 5.4% of the UK’s overall emissions.
The Woodland Trust joins the Eating Better alliance
24 April 2023
We are delighted to announce that The Woodland Trust is joining the Eating Better alliance.
Prioritising food justice
27 March 2023
At Eating Better, we are reflecting on what food justice looks like to us. We are starting to critically examine the role we play in transformation towards sustainable, healthy, just food systems.
Pete Iannetta joins us to talk the role of pulses in health and sustainable food systems
24 January 2023
It’s World Pulse Day next month, which is why in the lead up to it I am supporting Eating Better’s, Anything Is 'Pulse-able’ campaign which highlights the power of pulses. It’s World Pulses Day and, “so what?” many might say. It seems that every day brings another ‘something day’, many with associated marketing and sales spin. I suspect consumers may be becoming immune and fatigued by these special ‘days’, and I can empathise strongly with that stance. All that said, please believe me when I say, World Pulses Day is different. The first indicator of this should be when you ask yourself, and you should: who established World Pulses Day, and why?