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International Women’s Day 2024: Healthy and sustainable breakfast in Covent Garden

On International Women’s Day 2024, the sustainable and healthy breakfast club took place at The Conduit in Covent Garden

The co-founder of Women In The Food Industry, Mex Ibrahim, introduced a plant-based chef, medical scientist, nutritional therapist, and the co-founder and CEO of Two Chicks to the panel. 

The event focused on explaining what a healthy breakfast means and how to create a healthy relationship with food. 

Nutritional therapist Nicola Moore said: “It is important to look at what you already enjoy eating for breakfast and figure out what you can add to it.

“It is not about taking anything away.” 

Many people seem to skip breakfast because they do not feel hungry early enough.

A good tip is to pack a breakfast for when you feel hungry later on in the day to let your digestive system wake up naturally.

Women In The Industry offered sustainable healthy breakfast options to try out

Nutritionist and medical scientist Dr Federica Amati focused on building acceptance with our bodies changing as we get older.

People also seem to give up on sustaining a healthy diet once they learn they might have a genetic predisposition to a certain disease.

Dr Amati added that our genetic attribution is only about 40% and it’s important to remember that it doesn’t seal our fate. 

In terms of health benefits, the Mediterranean diet seems to be the winner. 

Surprisingly, at the base of the Mediterranean diet pyramid is a social connection. 

According to a plant-based chef, Bettina Campolucci Bordi, a good way to get started on this diet is to add a visit to the farmers’ markets into your routine where you can easily build a social connection and a connection to your food by discussing the local seasonal produce. 

Supporting farmers’ markets is also another sustainable practice. 

Dr Amati expressed her frustration with misinformation on the internet and tries to make sure her and her colleagues’ research is freely available to many.

The event also celebrated women in business with the co-founder and CEO of Two Chicks, Alla Ouvarova in attendance.

She hosts Future Female Entrepreneurs events to inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs and to help ensure that more UK businesses are created and led by women. 

Featured image credit: Photo taken by Ali Krausova

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