Tips for Eating Local

Tips for Eating Local

The UK’s relationship with food and its supply chain is under increasing pressure to reform and become better for the environment. The hottest topic behind this reform at the moment is switching to a more plant based diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside that, there are demands to reduce food waste, increase recycling and composting, reduce packaging and improve the sustainability of all products. Eating seasonal, local food is a great way to improve your personal impact on a lot of these elements with just a few small changes to your lifestyle and routine.

Growing Kitchen Herbs

Growing Kitchen Herbs

The joy of discovering a soggy packet of herbs at the back of your fridge. Most of us have probably been there! Not only do packaged herbs seem to go off and wilt very quickly, it can also be difficult to use them up when your meal plan for the week requires lots of different herbs. Growing your own herbs is surprisingly easy and is an amazing way to cut down your food waste and always have fresh herbs on hand. Summer is the perfect time to grow some herbs on your kitchen windowsill so we are going to share some easy tips to get you going!

Summer Fruits & Veggies in the UK

Summer Fruits & Veggies in the UK

The UK has a bit of a reputation for being full of potatoes, cabbage, parsnips and other wintery vegetables. For good reason some may say! Our weather can be grey and rainy even in the height of June (referring to the horrendous weather the last week of course) and this means that some of our favourite fruits and veggies have quite short growing seasons or cannot be grown in the UK easily at all. Shopping, cooking and selling in season produce is one of the best ways to support the environment and enjoy delicious food. 

How to spot credible information?

How to spot credible information?

With the rise of social media and the wealth of content available on the internet at our fingertips, it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who and what to believe, especially when it comes to nutrition. Nutrition is such a personal topic that polarises people because of their experiences. As humans, we love to share our experiences! This means that there is a lot of anecdotal evidence out there amongst the true, scientific evidence. This can be overwhelming for the public and brands to decipher. How do you know if the information is credible? Here are our quick tips.

Fad Diets: a Review of the Most Trendy Diets

Fad Diets: a Review of the Most Trendy Diets

The term fad diets can mean different things to different people, but ultimately fad diets are popular/trendy diets that tend to guarantee drastic results with no scientific backing. They can be dangerous depending on the level of restriction and now pose a bigger threat than ever before due to the influencing powers of social media.

Getting your Food Brand Noticed

Getting your Food Brand Noticed

Coming up with an amazing idea for a food product that tastes good and is good for you is one thing, but getting it noticed is another! Getting your product noticed is essential for its success, no one will know how good it is if they aren’t encouraged to buy it! The options for coverage these days are endless: Instagram, blogs, YouTube, Facebook, magazines, newspapers - the list goes on. While some of these may seem simple enough, getting the right sort of positive coverage can be a vast task for a small brand to take on.

10 Tips for Getting Nutrition Communications Right

10 Tips for Getting Nutrition Communications Right

We know all too well the struggle that can be nutrition communications. As a brand you want to sell your product to your consumers and if your product is somewhat in the wellness space, you are likely going to want to talk about how great its nutrition and health benefits are! However, in the wellness space it is becoming increasingly important to get these claims right to protect your credibility. So what are some easy things you can do to get things right? Here are our top tips:

What's Hot in Plant-Based? 3 Top Trends that you Need to Know About

What's Hot in Plant-Based? 3 Top Trends that you Need to Know About

With over half of the UK trying to reduce their meat consumption, brands are having to become increasingly innovative with meatless product launches. With options ranging from the cleanest, healthiest vegan foods to the “dirty vegan” junk food trend, this sector is growing quicker than ever.

Nutrition Communications for Food Brands - A summary.

Nutrition Communications for Food Brands - A summary.

In honour of the upcoming launch of our Food Brand Nutrition Crash Course, on March 26th, 2019 we delivered an online masterclass for Enterprise Nation to help food brands navigate the world of nutrition communications.

One of the topics we covered was nutrition and health claims - what you can/can’t/should say on pack and in your marketing. We recognise that’s a huge topic which is why we’ve created a cheat sheet of resources and examples for food brands.

What’s your foodie "Why"?

What’s your foodie "Why"?

Why are you and your brand interested in food and nutrition?

We ask this question because it is often all too easy to forget why you initially started your brand or what drew you to a specific area of nutrition in the first place. Most people/brands have one specific interest or brainwave that led to the creation of their brand so we encourage you to take a moment and reflect on that.