November 2020

New in Nutrition is a place to showcase the new products, books, podcasts, people, places or initiatives that my team and I feel are doing interesting, important or exciting things in nutrition and wellness. I hope it will soon become the go-to place to hear about nutrition news.

If you ever stumble across something new that you think we would all enjoy (that’s related to nutrition), please do drop us a tip-off email hello@ameliafreer.com and we will take a look. Thank you!

1. Supplement | Bare Biology: Re-branded

A brand I have loved for years, which makes high-quality, independently tested and sensibly-dosed Omega-3 supplements, Bare Biology has just undergone a complete re-branding. I think the new designs look wonderful. I am currently taking their Life & Soul Mini Capsules, 2 daily (but as always, please consult your own health or nutrition provider prior to commencing or changing any supplements). They have also just launched a new Strawberry Marine Collagen Powder with Vitamin C, which blends well into smoothies.

Take a look at their website here and enter code AMELIA20 for 20% off your first order, valid until 18th December 2020.

2. Book | Cook, Eat, Repeat, by Nigella Lawson

A delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella’s engaging and insightful prose. Good nutrition is not just about eating enough vegetables. It is about embracing all the joys of good food in appropriate balance and I can’t think of anyone quite so brilliant as Nigella to remind us of how wonderfully important the pleasure of food is in our increasingly busy lives.

Amazon

Waterstones – signed edition

3. Film | Kiss the Ground, available on Netflix

An important film that explains the essential role that soil plays in our health and as a key solution to climate change. Healthy soil – healthy planet – healthy climate – healthy people. Kiss the Ground engagingly explains how we can potentially reverse global warming and benefit our health and nutrition through regenerative agriculture. It fills me with hope.

Netflix

4. Course | The Joy of Healthy Eating, by Amelia Freer

This is, I’m afraid, a bit of a shameless plug, but my new 30-part online video course filmed in collaboration with Create Academy is now available and covers the power of positive nutrition and the joy of healthy eating. Far from being about dieting or restrictive rules, my aim is to empower you with fundamental knowledge about nutrition and efficient cooking, so that you can make informed choices for yourself and follow them through in the kitchen with minimal effort or stress. Please take a look at my course page for lots more information.

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5. Foodie | Wild Radish

A brand-new recipe delivery service from some of Britain’s best chefs, offering seasonal dishes to create at home, using the same ingredients and suppliers that award-winning kitchens use. Plus, each box comes with a carefully chosen bottle of wine to perfectly match the meal. A chef’s table, at your table. Each box contains dinner for two, either a meat, fish or vegetarian option. A treat indeed.

Only available in London currently, but will be expanding soon.

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6. Initiative | Bite Back 2030

Bite Back is led by a team of incredible young activists from across the UK who want healthy food to be an option for every family. They are on a mission to know the truth about how our food system is designed, how it can be redesigned to put young people’s health first and how to build powerful alliances to help make that a reality. See their latest report, Hungry for Change, based on the experiences of one thousand 14- to 19-year-olds during lockdown.

Follow: @biteback2030

Read: Hungry for Change

7. Book | The Sourdough School Sweet Baking, by Vanesssa Kimble

If you’re in the mood for some comfort baking over these colder months, then this is the book for you. Vanessa Kimble (who runs The Sourdough School in Northamptonshire) has written a gem of a book on sweet sourdough bakes that not only nourish the gut but can support our mood too. With a forward by Tim Spector, and ringing endorsements from Diana Henry and Nigella, this really is a book that is ‘impossible to read without wanting to scuttle off into the kitchen’. Couldn’t have put it better myself (and I’m not usually an enthusiastic baker, so that’s saying something!).

Waterstones

Amazon

8. Publication | Marine Conservation Society

The MSC has recently updated its Good Fish Guide, helping to guide our choices about which fish are the most sustainable (green rated) and which are the least sustainable (red rated). It has a really easy-to-use website with search function, so you can quickly jump to check out the fish you buy most often. Interesting findings? Line-caught mackerel is OK, wild Atlantic salmon is now classed as ‘at risk’. It’s more than worth finding a few minutes to check out the sustainability ratings of your favourite fish.

See the guide here

9. Foodie | Roots of Kimchi

Newly launched Roots of Kimchi makes small-batch kimchi (addictively delicious Korean fermented vegetables) here in the UK, based on the family recipes of their Korean-born chef, Seo. I am a complete fermented vegetable addict – I add it to as many things as I can, from open sandwiches and salads to my everyday breakfast. It not only boosts flavour but can also be a source of beneficial probiotic bacteria too. To try Roots of Kimchi products with a 10% discount head to the website and enter the code AF10, this code is valid until 25th November and can be used once per customer. Roots of Kimchi is also available from Amazon and selected health food stores.

10. Policy | Agriculture Bill

Attempts to protect current standards of food safety and animal welfare and farming practices in law were overturned by the UK government in mid-October.  This defeat occurred in parliament despite a high-profile campaign to protect it, notably led by Jamie Oliver to #saveourstandards, and a YouGov poll finding that the vast majority of people wanted to protect current British standards in future trade deals. Please read this to understand the implications of this vote.

The Agriculture Bill 2019-2021

Photo by Iga Palacz on Unsplash

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