EVE SIMMONS & LAURA DENNISON
HOW TO FEEL THE FEAR AND EAT IT ANYWAY
VICTORIA COLLEGE / WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER / 14.30 / (JCG + VCJ KS4 only)
SPONSORED BY SALTGATE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VICTORIA COLLEGE
Fight the food fads, beat anxiety and eat in peace
Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison, co-founders of the acclaimed website Not Plant Based, are on a mission to help you love food again. The principle is very simple: eat what you like and don’t worry about it. This is a game-changing narrative for anyone who has struggled to ﬁnd a balance between healthy and happy, empty and full.
Armed with knowledge from the world’s leading diet and nutrition experts, two hungry women sort the nutritional nonsense from the scientiﬁc fact, while injecting some long-lost deliciousness back into the conversation.
Eve and Laura discuss their own experiences of eating disorders and offer expert-led practical advice and coping mechanisms to help ease food anxiety with some delicious recipes thrown in along the way.
No one is saying healthy eating is bad; there is simply a lot of misleading information out there and food is so much more than just healthy eating: it’s family, friends, enjoyment and memories.
Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison are both journalists: Eve is deputy health editor at Mail on Sunday and Laura is currently freelance, following three years at The Press Association. Laura also runs her own anti-diet PR company called Sugar Content PR. When Laura watched Eve being interviewed on the BBC Documentary Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets about her no nonsense attitude to so-called ‘clean eaters’, and how such ‘nutribabble’ contributed to her anorexia, she decided to approach her about founding a new website, Not Plant Based. Their website covers a broad range of topics from nutritional advice to restaurant tips, to practical mental health advice, and features interviews with a wide range of chefs, food writers and inﬂuencers, including Jay Rayner and Bryony Gordon. Founded in 2016, the blog has already attracted a growing social media following of 15,000 fans.