Josie Burt

Josie is S4RB's health and fitness expert, with a personal interest in all things free-from and latest health trends on the market. Josie studied Journalism in Melbourne, Australia and is now working as an Engagement Lead with the S4RB team.

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Rethinking supplier diversity and inclusion to help grow your business

Diversity and inclusion is a topic of growing importance to consumers and the food retail industry at large, especially considering the increased societal focus on equity and race. Retailers are increasingly unveiling initiatives to make progress...
26 April, 2021

Salt reduction in processed foods

Most people consume too much salt—on average over 8 grams per day, or around twice the recommended maximum level of intake as reported by the World Health Organization.
27 November, 2019

Why the traffic light system can be misleading

About one-third of pre-packed foods in the UK these days have traffic light labels. The idea is that these assist shoppers in making smarter purchasing decisions by helping them to choose the healthiest option out of similar products and keep a...
17 April, 2019

Is vegan so yesterday?

Veganuary 2018 was a resounding success this year, with the number of people committing to eat a vegan diet during the month rising from 1,500 in 2014 to 52,000, making the UK the biggest market in the world for the challenge followed by the US. 
10 October, 2018

Transparency in the free-from market

As an individual who follows a gluten free diet due to medical reasons, grocery shopping can be a stressful and sometimes risky affair. Equally the unequivocal rage I feel, when I peruse the free-from aisle and resign myself to paying extortionate...
11 July, 2018

Are our health foods healthy?

For everyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will understand the struggle of identifying what is healthy and what isn’t. For every claim to be good for you, you will undoubtedly find a counter-claim beseeching you to eliminate that food...
18 April, 2018

Sedex 2018 review - Moving beyond compliance: Trust, transparency and the technology to achieve it

I attended the 2018 Sedex conference on the 13-14 March which was focused on Defining ‘Beyond Compliance’ in responsible sourcing. It was a valuable learning experience with key note speakers from various organisations such as Emerging Leaders, NSF...
11 April, 2018

Is healthy eating ruining our planet?

In recent years, many foods which were previously only consumed by a relatively small percentage of the Western population, have become staple items on the shopping list of an ever-growing number of healthy shoppers. And while these foods might be...
14 February, 2018

Five new food trends for 2018

Every year there is a new ingredient or food group that lands on the scene, hailed as the new superfood or way of eating which will help us all become a better version of ourselves.
03 January, 2018

The history of healthy eating: part two

Right, here we are again. Picking up from where we left off in the 1970’s in Part One of this series, let’s jump straight into an era which was littered with new ideas of what counted as healthy eating and how these ideas began to shape where we get...
01 November, 2017
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