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Be Food Smart

This prize is not only a great one for any family but its one that will help you kick-start you healthy eating!

This January the Government’s healthy living initiative Change4Life has launched ‘Be Food Smart’, which aims to show mums and dads how to recognise the foods that contain hidden sugar, salt and fat and find healthier alternatives for the family.

Those who follow our Facebook page may remember me talking about the Change4Life Be Food Smart app that I recently downloaded. On here is a great little feature called Meal Mixer a free healthier recipe tool. Packed with ideas and tasty recipes for food smart breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, the “Meal Mixer” makes it easy to make healthier choices every day.  If you don’t have a smart phone that is able to download the app you can actually get yourself a free one posted to you by simply signing up to Change4Life.

Meal Mixer LR

New research reveals that people still don’t know what their diet contains and are surprised at how many “hidden nasties” (salt, sugar and saturated fat) are in their favourite foods. 77% of respondents of the Food IQ Quiz scored 50% or less with six in 10 (63%) people not realising that a small pepperoni pizza has more saturated fat than fish & chips.

Further stats revealed:

  • 84% surveyed by Change4Life report they would like to be healthier

However the research goes on to show that factors such as cost and time are additional barriers when it comes to choosing the healthiest options. Other priorities includes:

  • Seven in ten (69%) prioritise price when shopping for food
  • One in five (21%) choose items that are easiest to prepare
  • More than half (51%) choose the items which they are sure the whole family will eat

Now I have to agree with the one about price. It really is the part that gets me when doing the weekly shop. You see adverts showing items for £1 but most of those tend to be junk food where as fruit and veg are really expensive! Why not try your hand at the food IQ test and see how you do!

I’ve been playing the with the app for a while so I will be sharing our thoughts on that over the next few days however now I’m going to give you the chance to win a £50 Co-Operative Gift Voucher.

Simply enter via the rafflecopter below, good luck everyone!

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