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World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. We wanted to see how some of the team are going healthy for World Food Day. We interviewed 4 of our employees with each different diets.


 

Why do you consume the diet you do?

I am vegan for three reasons:

  1. I love animals, not just pets. The meat and dairy industry is extreme and cruel; I decided I value an animal’s life more than a couple of minutes of sensory pleasure.
  2. It’s so much healthier – not necessarily because of lower cholesterol levels, but you watch what you eat that much more, checking the ingredients of nearly every product; that helps massively in the age of processed foods.
  3. For the environment – animal agriculture consists of approximately 64% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions globally, and more in developed countries (e.g. 80% in the USA).
What will you be doing within the future to become healthier?

I eat far too much vegan junk food – like fries, onion rings or deep-fried tofu so will be looking to more healthy alternatives.

What is your favourite meal, and why?

My favourite meal is Mushroom pie – the perfect comfort food for autumn and winter.

-Karolina Rachwal, Solutions Executive

 


 

Why do you consume the diet you do?

I’d consider myself a vegetarian at the moment. I used to have a reasonably unhealthy/overindulgent diet but genuinely giving up meat and consuming more vegetables have given me so much more energy and has completely gotten rid of the “afternoon slump”. I still eat a lot of chocolate, though, because I have no self-control.

What will you be doing within the future to become healthier?

Carrying on getting as many vegetables in my meals as possible, continue to prepare meals in advance so less likely to stray to less nutritional foods, cutting down on alcohol for the same reason.

What is your favourite meal, and why?

Vegetable Tikka Masala, pilau rice, chapati – It’s beyond delicious.

-Steph Wingrove, Team Leader

 


 

Why do you consume the diet you do?

For the last nine months, I have been vegetarian, although I have recently started to eat fish again. More recently, I have taken a more laid back approach to my diet, as I found being strict on myself wasn’t making me happy. I’ve always struggled with gaining weight, but I now eat whatever I want, whenever I want in moderation – and I’m more comfortable than ever.

What will you be doing within the future to become healthier?

Moving forward, I want to introduce more protein into my diet through eating fish and meat alternatives, such as soy products like tofu.

What is your favourite meal, and why?

If I had to pick a favourite meal, it would have to be either prawn linguine or a seitan katsu curry (with sticky rice of course)

-Stan Smith, Office Coordinator

 


 

Why do you consume the diet you do?

Currently, I’d consider my diet to be one of an omnivore. I don’t have any views influencing my diet; I practically eat as I go and decide within the moment. The reason I eat the way I eat is due to a lack of drive to see why I should change my diet. Maybe within the future, I may find the drive to do so, but for now, I will do nothing.

What will you be doing within the future to become healthier?

For world food day, I will attempt to incorporate more vegetable orientated dishes into my diet, I genuinely enjoy vegetables so feel it could be a healthy and fairly easy life change.

What is your favourite meal, and why?

I’d say Shepards Pie is my favourite, can’t beat it after a cold winter day.

-Archie Riddle, Marketing Executive