Getting Vegan Savvy for Veganuary

Getting Vegan Savvy for Veganuary

‘Veganuary’ is upon us. It’s another record-breaking year for one of the largest vegan movements in the world, with over 440,000 people in the UK pledging to eat vegan this month. It’s no wonder we’re seeing an increase: data from Google Trends show that the...
Should restaurants list calories on menus?

Should restaurants list calories on menus?

In November’s monthly Journal Club we discussed the strengths and limitations of a study by Roberts et al. 2018 that looked at the calorie content of frequently purchased restaurant meals. The research controversially found that meals from fast food chains contained...
Key resources: Plant-based diets and cardiometabolic health

Key resources: Plant-based diets and cardiometabolic health

To support the Plant-based diets and cardiometabolic health e-Symposium, we’ve pulled together a list of key resources for each of the sessions. We hope you find it helpful – let us in know in the comments below. You can also check out our Cardiometabolic health...
Plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health

Plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health

AUTHOR: Cordelia Woodward RD, Freelance, BDA member Last month saw the publication of a new report on a hot topic – Cardiometabolic Health & Plant-Based Dietary Patterns. It’s an in-depth scientific review from nine global experts and comes ahead of our...
Government sets voluntary calorie reduction targets

Government sets voluntary calorie reduction targets

  AUTHOR: Cordelia Woodward RD, Freelance, BDA member This week the government set out new calorie reduction guidelines for the food industry, with a call to reduce excessive calories in everyday foods by up to 20% by 2024. We ask why, what and is it enough? Why have...