There is no magic bullet food that is going to feed our planet efficiently, fairly, nutritionally and environmentally responsibly; there are however food groups and combinations thereof that tick more boxes than others.

Eating Better is about encouraging everyone to eat more healthily AND eat more sustainably.  It’s about eating foods, which help our own health and the health of the planet.

January 6, 2016: As the “International Year of Pulses” starts, people will hold “Pulse Feasts” to show their appreciation for the culinary diversity, nutritional benefits and the tastiness of pulses.

Every January sees a host of resolutions being made. Many of us seize the momentum of the new year to rid ourselves of bad dietary habits and embrace a new diet; sadly this is often forgotten even before the month is over. However as flexitarianism gains unprecedented popularity, this January brings the promise of a new lifestyle and a diet we can all finally stick to and feel good about.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses, in the recognition of the important role that eating pulses can play in improving health and well-being and meeting many of the sustainability challenges facing farmers around the world.

In many parts of the world eating pulses is the traditional way to mark the beginning of the New Year.  This is mainly because of the ancient association between pulses and good luck, especially lentils, whose round, coin-like shape is associated with prosperity in many cultures.