The concerning news is from a recent YouGov survey commissioned by the British Nutrition Foundation to support Healthy Eating Week. Healthy Eating week is the Foundation’s flagship annual event between 12-16 June 2023, that provides free, evidence led, age-appropriate resources to support healthy eating for every budget.
The survey revealed that 68% people have changed their weekly shopping patterns due to the cost-of-living crisis. 26% people now have concerns about being able to afford enough fruit and vegetables to ensure their family eats well. The ongoing crisis has also driven Britons to reduce key food items from shopping lists, such as fresh fruit and veg (17%), fresh fish (22%) and dairy products (13%).
The theme for this year’s Healthy Eating Week is therefore ‘For Everyone’ – as the British Nutrition Foundation believes everyone should have access to the knowledge and resources that support a healthy balanced diet.
During Healthy Eating Week, the Foundation will be offering simple, easy-to-implement tips that can help everyone toward a healthy sustainable diet. These age-appropriate resources can be used in schools and workplace settings and are based on 5 basic yet important elements:
- Focus on fibre
- Get at least 5 A DAY
- Vary your protein
- Stay hydrated
- Reduce food waste
Resources include inspiration sheets with practical ideas, easy recipes, webinars, posters, school activities and more. All this is available to everyone who registers for Healthy Eating Week. Registrations is open and is free for all. To register for Healthy Eating Week, please visit https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthy-eating-week/
Elaine Hindal, Chief Executive, British Nutrition Foundation said, “Having a healthy diet is essential for well-being and plays a key role in children’s growth and development. We believe everyone should have access to information that can help them make informed decisions about eating healthily. With our free resources, we are sharing tips and ideas that can be easily implemented – even with busy lives and in the context of cost-of-living pressures. The ideas are simple and easy, but using them consistently can make a big difference in our diets and lifestyle.”
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For quotes, a spokesperson or further information on the work we do at the British Nutrition Foundation please contact Eisha Sharma at email@example.com or call 020 7557 7930.
Notes for the Editor
The British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week 2023 is supported by Kellogg's, General Mills, Quorn Foods, Sodexo, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Coca-Cola GB, UK Flour Millers and Waitrose & Partners. Our supporters provide financial support to make the Week possible, but do NOT have any input into the content of the activities or resources.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2004 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th - 19th May 2023. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
About the British Nutrition Foundation
Connecting people, food and science for better nutrition and healthier lives
The British Nutrition Foundation is a registered charity that provides impartial, evidence-based information about food and nutrition. We translate nutrition science in engaging and actionable ways, working extensively with people in academia, health care, education, communications and the food system, for public benefit.
We safeguard our independence through robust governance, with an independent Board supported by an Advisory Committee and a Scientific Committee, both of which draw upon a board range of experts from academia, government, industry, and public life. Our governance is weighted towards the scientific community, universities, and research institutes, and those from education, finance, media, communications, and HR backgrounds.
Funding for the British Nutrition Foundation is from membership subscriptions; donations; project grants from food producers and manufacturers, retailers and food service companies; conferences; publications; training; trusts, and foundations. The British Nutrition Foundation is not a lobbying organisation, nor does it endorse any products or engage in food advertising campaigns. More details about the British Nutrition Foundation’s work, funding and governance can be found at: nutrition.org.uk/our-work/who-we-are/.
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