BNF Healthy Eating Week returns in virtual form

An online version of the BNF’s annual healthy eating promotion takes place this week, with a more familiar version set to be held in the autumn

One of the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) most popular healthy eating promotions returns this week, albeit in a slightly revised form.

While Healthy Eating Week @ Home (June 22-28) turns the usual event – based in educational institutions and workplaces – into a virtual affair, the underlining aim remains the same: to inspire people to better their understanding of good nutrition, the benefits of cooking and exercise, and to participate in a series of health challenges.

“Over the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time considering the different options for how we can practically – and safely – run BNF Healthy Eating Week this year,” said Roy Ballam, the BNF’s managing director and head of education. “While we are planning on organising a more normal version of the week in autumn, we felt it was important that we offer an alternative for families and individuals in June, too.”

The free event consists of seven health challenges, to be undertaken at home or in socially distanced schools or workplaces:

  1. Eat well
  2. Eat more wholegrains
  3. Have 5 a day
  4. Drink plenty
  5. Move more
  6. Be ‘mind kind’ – help a friend or neighbour by making extra portions to share
  7. Make a change – and keep going; try new foods, recipes or exercise

Each challenge is backed by a range of resources on the BNF’s website and comes with a daily ‘cook along’.

“We felt it was important that we offer an alternative for families”


Registration is now open for the autumn running of BNF Healthy Eating Week. Like the virtual version, it has been extended to a full seven days, taking place from 28 September to 4 October, with health challenges including the likes of ‘eat more wholegrains’, ‘vary your veg’ and ‘get active together’.

For more information or to register, visit

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