Healthy Eating

Have your say on plans for junk food advertising ban

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Development Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month the government launched a new consultation on proposals to ban online advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK in order to tackle the obesity crisis. The consultation will last for six weeks, with plans to wrap up just before …

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How foodservice can plate up more progress in 2021

By Rosie Rayner-Law, Membership Projects Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association The 2020 Plating Up Progress report has been published by the Food Foundation to much interest in the sector. Compiled by Will Nicholson, a leading expert in sustainable food systems, the report assesses the progress made by major UK-operating foodservice businesses on the journey to a …

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The secrets of the most sustainable street food trader – Honest!

We’re proud partners of the British Street Food Awards – judging the Most Sustainable Trader category, sponsored by Hellmann’s, for the third time this year. Just as the standard of street food rises, so it does for the entries for this award. This year’s Honest Edibles was crowned Most Sustainable Trader. We asked founder Billy …

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Does calorie labelling carry weight?

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director Covid-19 has laid bare inequities across our society, but none more stark than those in our food system. We have long known that the health of our nation was in decline, with two-thirds of our population overweight or obese. For decades now campaigners have been pushing the government to take broader action …

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WEBINAR – Circular Restaurants

Summary by Tom Tanner, SRA Host Natalia Agathou, LWARB Guests: Andrew Stephen, CEO, CRA Arthur Potts Dawson, Chefs Manifesto and Omved Gardens Chef Grace Regan, Founder, SpiceBox LWARB’s Advance London Team and the SRA partnered on creating Circular Restaurants: Food that doesn’t cost the earth – a guide to help food businesses, and restaurants in …

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Less Salt, more flavour! #SaltAwarenessWeek

Author: Sonia Pombo, Queen Mary University of London   9-15 March is Salt Awareness Week, an annual campaign aimed at, you guessed it, raising awareness about our salt consumption and why we have a problem on our hands, or rather our hearts.    But whilst the importance of reducing our salt intakes is recognised globally, many of us fail to see …

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Are you really treating your young guests?

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER Are you really treating your young guests?  Last month saw chefs Mark Hix & Theo Randall calling for children’s food to grow up. It’s heartening to see. Far from being a treat, kid’s menus often fall far short of the adult offer.  It comes as no surprise that 60% of parents say that children’s food available in restaurants isn’t good enough. Our investigation for the Out to Lunch …

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LEON’s new, sustainable, Jack Wings expected to fly off shelves

From day one, back in 2004, when half of the items on its main menu were vegetarian, LEON has championed food that’s healthy for its customers and, more recently, the planet too.   So how is this pioneer of plant-based food responding to a growing customer appetite for less meaty dishes and how does it …

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The Top Recipes of 2018

This year we launched our worldwide campaign #OnePlanetPlate and received flurries of recipes from incredible chefs who want to put sustainability on the menu and allow diners to vote with their forks! These creations are now available to eat at 1500 sites in the UK and beyond! You can also find the recipes online at …

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