Why this class
In order to have a healthy and nutritious diet, the best rule of thumb is to keep your food simple, whole, unprocessed, in its natural state.
Most of us lead a life-style in which cooking from scratch every single meal with products that come straight from the Earth is virtually impossible.
Many of our foods these days come in packages, to make our life simple, but the wordings in these food’s packages aren’t always straight forward and can be very misleading for consumers, plus not many of us are taking the time to read the back labels, enchanted by big brand’s advertising, or by some product's claims at the front of the package.
This class aim is to help you navigate the food packaging’s world with more clarity, and to give you an understanding of the meaning behind the names listed, so that you can discern which foods are cleaner than others and ultimately make healthier choices.
Knowledge is power.
Reading the labels in products is your Superpower!
You as a consumer are the one who leads the market's trends by choosing which products to invest on, so ultimately, you are also the one who decides for your own health!
In this class you will learn 11 modules:
Food additives - different types and rating according to safety.
E numbers - categories and potential risks.
Salt – government guidelines, food containing high amounts, different names, difference between sea salt, sodium, table salt and Himalayan salt and seasoning alternatives.
Sugar - types, hidden names, HFCS & ethyl maltol.
Artificial sweeteners – why they are not a great alternative, names of compounds and brands.
Gluten - what happens in your body when you eat it, why it has such a bad rap, foods that always contain gluten, food ingredients that might contain it and cross contamination.
De novo insect proteins - potential risks, in which foods they are found, nutritional profile, current legislation and labelling.
Serving sizes, how to correctly calculate nutritional value of foods.
Dietary reference Values (DRV) guidelines and why they can be unreliable.
Healthy claims on packaging and what they really mean.
Certifications (Organic, Sustainability, Vegan and Cruelty free, Gluten free and Celiac).
Ingredients list, 5 tips how to discern ‘at a glance’ what products are truly healthy and what are mislabelled junk.
Color-coded nutritional information (traffic light system).
Food additives and E numbers App suggestion and practice.
Compare and contrast products.
Learn as we go.
Practice after each module.
This class is interactive,
so you will learn as we practice together.
WHAT TO BRING:
~ Pen and paper to take notes.
~ Any packages of food products that you have at home and use regularly.
~ Your curiosity and desire to learn.
~ 2 hours Interactive over Zoom
~ Max group bookings: 9 people.
~ Price per person: £33