Project Description

The Real Food Campaign

The BHMA was inspired to fire up a coalition of parties to promote the life-giving and overlapping areas of sustainable agriculture, lifestyle, and diet. We wanted to tell a story about the healing power of relationships; with the soil, with food, and with one another. Out of this aim The Real Food Campaign was born. 

Our first step was bringing people together at our Real Food Gathering in 2019 for a jam-packed weekend of talks, discussions and of course real food! Since the event, an independent steering group has arisen which now takes the Real Food Campaign forwards. To follow or join this campaign, visit this website: The Real Food Campaign


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



Real Food Gathering: April 27 – 28th 2019

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.