A new study in The Lancet has found that a poor diet is more deadly than tobacco. Unhealthy eating now accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide, (compared with 8 million tobacco deaths) mostly as a result of heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes.
The study found that these deaths were associated with diets low in whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids
I have developed a recipe book promoting affordable healthy eating and food waste reduction messages for the Sainsbury’s £10 million Waste Less, Save More campaign.
Working in partnership with the Hubbub Foundation, Sainsbury’s and Southwark Council, I developed, researched, wrote and curated recipes and created an accompanying meal plan based on these recipes. The book also features food waste reduction and food safety advice. Read More
The Healthy, West African & Wise™book series has been invaluable in Southwark, filling a very big gap in knowledge on West African diet and lifestyle not only for health professionals, but also giving sound, realistic and culturally appropriate advice to people who would like to help themselves and their community. We have bought them for our ‘healthy lifestyle’ project in local libraries.