Monday, 9 September 2013

Meat Free Catering Excels in Croydon - Vegan & Delicious

Lloyd Hesom at the Selsdon Park Hotel has become Lush Handmade Cosmetics chef of the year after delighting 300 Lush employees for 3 days with a 100% vegan menu. There was even a full vegan cheeseboard.

Products showcased at the Lush event will be available to taste and buy at the  extravaganza

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston (who has a clinic in Croydon and will be speaking at London Vegfest) said "It's these sort of chefs that Croydon Council should be consulting to get more fruit and vegetables into Croydon children's school dinners and initiate 5 a day day / meat free Mondays school meal menus"

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Croydon Mums May Suffer Misleading Health Claims Until Autumn

BHS Annabel Karmel - Healthy Meals for Kids ??

Healthy Meals for Kids?

British Home Store BHS have been adverstising Annabel Karmel meals as healthy meals for kids report the Daily Mail. These meals include sausage and chips, nugget and chips and burger and chips - processed meats, that the govt says needs to be drastically cut down on because of a an increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.

The Croydon Food Safety Officer was recently able to get agreement from British Home Stores and Annabel Karmel to remove misleading claims about Healthy Meals for Kids, but not until after the school summer holidays were over.

Meanwhile BHS British Home Stores in Hampshire will now stop misleading claims about Annabel Karmel Healthy Meals for Kids immediately thanks to Hampshire Trading Standards who challenged them on burger, nuggets, sausages and chips and jam sandwiches in white bread wrongly advertised as 'Healthy Meals for Kids'
Other areas in the UK including Croydon may be misled for the rest of the school summer holidays for a 2nd year running.

Croydon  Nutritionist and author Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "It's great that Croydon Trading Standards have got agreement from BHS to remove these signs but sad that BHS are dragging their heels outside Hampshire and feel unable to provide healthy alternatives for frustrated mums trying to feed their kids healthier alternatives."
Mystery shopper Johannes Bishop-Weston, age 7, said that the BHS Annabel Karmel pasta dish and chocolate ice cream was quite nice but 'wasn't a healthy meal for kids'. "We are supposed to have at least 5 a day that means at least two portions of veg with each main meal"

1 Tbsp of veg with ice cream + sugary drink

Yvonne Bishop-Weston will be appearing at Vegfest UK London ( ) on Oct 5th and 6th talking about Healthy Meals for Kids.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Croydon could ban new fast-food outlets due to obesity crisis | Metro News

Croydon could ban new fast-food outlets due to obesity crisis | Metro News

One in four adults in Croydon and a similar level of children are said to be morbidly obese. Nationally, some 1.3million children are obese, with more than one in four adults.

‘If people realised the damaging effect fast food and high-fat, deep-fried food can have on your health, they probably wouldn’t choose to eat it,’ said Croydon North MP Steve Reed.
‘There’s a particular issue with young people whose health can be damaged in the long term if they have an unhealthy diet. I’d like to see efforts made to reduce the number near schools.’

Justine Sharpe, of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said children were suffering obesity-related problems that were usually confined to adults.‘There are multiple health risks associated with eating fast food,’ she said.‘The biggest are obesity and its related health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.’

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Croydon Nutritionist & London Vegfest Share 10 Year Anniversary

London VegFest :: VegFest UK - The UK's biggest and best Vegetarian/Vegan Festival

Croydon Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and Vegfest UK both celebrate 10 years of encouraging people to be more healthy this year.

Yvonne has had a regular nutrition clinic in Croydon since summer 2003 and Vegfest started in Bristol in November 2003. Yvonne will be appearing at Vegfest London and talking about childrens healthy diets and helpin parents to get their kids to eat more healthily. The aim is to try and reduce increased rates of childhood obesity and onset diabetes that will lead to increased chance of early heart attacks.

Tickets to London Vegfest are current on a special offer for a limited time - buy one get one free -

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Meatless Monday - Veganwiki

Meatless Monday - Veganwiki

The idea of meat free days such as meat free Monday,  meatless Monday  and Fruity Fridays are gaining ground.

There are already Meat free Mondays in Australia, south Africa, Belgium, the USA and of course the UK with more groups popping up all over the world

It's time Croydon, with rising problems of childhood diabetes and childhood diabetes, did something a bit more proactive than dismissing vegetable eating as "a restrictive diet"

Monday, 1 April 2013

New McDonalds Vegan Recipe Burger is 'Better Than Meat' !

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: McDonalds Vegan Diet Monster Burger 'Better Than Meat' !

Better than meat burgers - new vegan diet alternative recipe

A new Monster Vegan Burger said to be better than meat has been launched by McDonalds to celebrate 40 years of the Loch Ness Monster Project. The Sea Horse flavour dairy free cheeseburger suitable for those on a vegan diet and made with a secret vegan recipe approved by both the Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society that is rich in omega 3 DHA and EPA

It's being launched in response to reports by Vegfest UK London, Veggie and Vegan Societies and google that there is a 40% increase in demand for vegan diet foods

It's said to be unconnected with the Dutch launch of the new Mc2 burger by a Dutch Vegan Butcher and also said to be better than meat.

A London Nutritionist says "The recipe is higher in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 DHA and EPA than beefburgers and hamburgers"

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Day Out in Brighton - Healthy Eating


Croydon Teachers, Councillors, NHS Trust, take a  trip to Brighton and see how delicious , sensible, sustainable and easy the solutions are!