Posts for Food

Urgent review of free school meals requested of PM

In light of recent developments on current food provision for Free School Meal pupils during Covid-19 school closure, a letter signed by Marcus Rashford MBE, Jamie Oliver, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Kerridge, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and over 40 NGOs, Charities and Education Leaders has was sent yesterday to Prime Minister […]

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Low-carb, no sugar, no fat: the fad diets popular in the 20th century

Bon appétit. alex74/ Shutterstock Myriam Wilks-Heeg, University of Liverpool Fad diets certainly aren’t a 21st-century obsession. In fact, they were also a popular way for people throughout the 20th century to slim down and improve their health. Though much has changed since then – including what we know about dieting […]

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Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from April 2022

From the Government: Offers for unhealthy foods like ‘buy one get one free’ and promotions in prominent locations in stores and online to be restricted from April 2022 Free refills of sugary soft drinks will also be prohibited in the eating-out sector Restrictions will apply to medium and large stores […]

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A brief history of Christmas Pudding – and why it can actually be quite good for you

Olesia Reshetnikova/Shutterstock Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University Even in these hard and strange times, Christmas will be celebrated and traditions upheld. And for many British households, Christmas dinner would not be complete without a Christmas pudding – traditionally served with brandy sauce, brandy butter or custard. The Christmas pudding originated […]

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Brexit deal or no deal, food bills are about to get a lot more expensive

Affordability issues mean low-income households could eat more unhealthy amid COVID-19. Anna Levan/Shutterstock Tony Heron, University of York and Bob Doherty, University of York With just a few days until the end of the transition period, and with British freight hauliers temporarily banned from travelling to France, we still don’t […]

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New website launched to support families over Christmas

Marcus Rashford MBE and the Child Food Poverty Taskforce have launched a new website (www.endchildfoodpoverty.org) today, coinciding with the transmission of a new BBC documentary which has been following his campaigning efforts to tackle child food poverty. Marcus Rashford, England International Footballer said “Following the Government investment, it was important to […]

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ARFID: the eating disorder that makes people fear food

ARFID sufferers have an inherent fear of food and the act of eating. Photographee.eu/ Shutterstock Luise Marino, University of Winchester Most of us are picky about some foods – and that’s normal – but for some people, pickiness can be dysfunctional. A little-known eating disorder – called avoidant restrictive food […]

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Eight cracking facts about eggs

Krasula/Shutterstock Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University One of life’s true miracles, the humble egg is maybe one of the most versatile foodstuffs on the planet. It’s formed in 24 to 26 hours and hens can lay up to 250 eggs a year. The incredible egg is pure protein and there […]

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Alternative light fruit Christmas cake

Like many other people, I’m not a fan of Christmas goodies: heavy fruit cakes, puddings, and mince pies. Some years ago I came across this recipe from Sainsbury’s. Luckily, I wrote it down as I’ve never seen it since. I promise you it is festive but also tastes lovely. I […]

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Horlicks Vegan set to arrive at Asda

This bit of info reminded me I haven’t had Horlicks in years …   Iconic British brand Horlicks has launched Horlicks Vegan; a dairy free malted beverage to enjoy with your favourite alternative milk. The family favourite brand, which has been a staple in pantries across the country for nearly […]

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