Project Description

The Real Food Campaign

The BHMA have fired up a coalition of parties to promote the life-giving and overlapping areas of sustainable agriculture, lifestyle and diet. This is our chance to tell a story about the healing power of relationships; with the soil, with food, and with one another.

The overlapping Venn diagram that connects soil, soul, and society reveals that we have to start viewing nutrition as impacting many levels – from the genome to the ozone layer. 

The  EAT Lancet recently published a paper proposing a semi-vegetarian diet for a small planet. And this year we see an unprecedented wave of veganism as supermarkets embrace marketing and profit opportunities (although not all of what’s on offer is necessarily of high nutrient quality). Meanwhile, as proponents of different fats and carbs continue to slug it out and evidence for diet-cancer links grows ever stronger; mainstream medicine waits in the wings for definitive answers. 

Now at last, in the year that The Lancet has declared ‘the year for nutrition,’ voices are being raised against the unholy marriage whereby Big Food makes us sick and Big Pharma sells us the ‘cures’.  

We have now set up a separate website: The Real Food Campaign Website


Keep up to date with developments, events and opportunities to get involved with the Real Food Campaign.



Real Food Gathering: April 27 – 28th

On the weekend of April 27th, we brought together a powerful coalition representing organisations in the UK with an interest in health, sustainable agriculture and nutrition.

Read about the gathering in one of our partner’s blogs: From Unreal to Real Food

Listen to a podcast from the event: Dr Andrew Morrice asks, “Can we be rational about food?”

We had hoped to share more outputs from the event, including video highlights of the presentations, however we need to fundraise the production costs before we can do this.


Autumn 2019 Journal: The Real Food Issue

We took the inspiration from our Real Food Gathering for this journal by inviting many of our speakers to also write a piece. We do hope you enjoy it.

Get your journal

Student Essay Competition

In our 13th year of running, the BHMA is calling all medical, nursing and other healthcare students to submit their essays on the title:

“Is food the foundation for good health?”  

The winner received a prize of £250, a year’s membership subscription to the BHMA, and their article was published in the Real Food Issue. The two runners-up also received a year’s membership subscription to the BHMA.

Look out for next year’s essay theme being announced early next year.


Can you support the Real Food Campaign?

Your financial support is critical to the success of the Real Food Campaign and will enable us to build a strong voice and share the incredible expertise and ideas we are gathering. Donate now to support a movement seeking positive change in the way we produce and eat food.  We promise to show you where every penny of donations are spent.