Thursday, 1 May 2014

Back to dairy – and off to Britmums Live!

It’s fair to say that within the last century, the consumer has become more and more detached from sourcing food for the table. Children are often shocked to find that the sausage on their plate comes from a pig, carrots grow underground and that fish really don’t have (lots and lots of) fingers. And many adults are also in the dark when it comes to how animals are farmed, the exact origin of many everyday food items and how processed food is really made.

dairy products
Do you know where your food comes from?

But in recent years issues of animal welfare and food safety have hit the headlines repeatedly, and consumers are becoming more aware of the link between food production and health. Many people want to know where their food comes from, how it has been produced and that it is a healthy choice for them and their family. This is especially true for those that suffer from food allergies and intolerances. For these families, scanning the packaging for a list of ingredients is an added chore when grocery shopping.

Which is why it is always nice to discover a food item where the origin is transparent – and one that can help solve many consumers digestive problems. a2 Milk may provide relief to many of the one in five Brits who struggle to digest cows' milk. It is different to other milk you find on the shelves because it comes from cows that produce milk containing just the A2 protein (all milk contains protein but there are two types, the majority of dairy cows in the UK and Europe now produce A1 protein milk because of an historic switch from one breed of cow to another in farming).

preventing digestive problems
Whole and semi-skimmed milk that is easier to digest

Imagine being able to go back to all the health benefits milk offers after years of thinking you were allergic to or intolerant of it!

Which is why I’m pleased to announce that a2 milk will be sponsoring me to attend the premier blogging event BritMums Live! in June. This two-day social media conference sees bloggers and social influencers meet and socialise, network with brands, improve their skills and fire their creativity. Even better, is on the shortlist to receive a Brilliance In Blogging award in the health category – as the event culminates in the annual BiBs ceremony.

Blogging award
Please let me win!

Being linked with a terrific company and making it to the 2014 BiBs shortlist have really been highlights of my blogging journey so far. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who reads my blog and to those that nominated in the first round of the awards. And of course to a2 for sponsoring me so I can continue to develop my blog. Exciting times!

To vote for in the BiB awards – please follow the link and scroll to section 15 (health category). 

Thank you!

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