The term “food technology” has many interpretations from cookery lessons at school, to large scale industrial kit, to the latest developments in hydroponics or health wearables. For me it as a combination of all of the above. When used to better individual health outcomes, those of our communities as well as our businesses, it becomes tremendously exciting. There are some great examples already and huge potential for this combination to change our lives and businesses for the better.
What motivates me to be healthy? What is the most important thing to know about food and health? And what to do when inviting a Nutritionist to dinner?...oh and there are vegetables my kids don't eat
What motivates me to be healthy?….I actually don’t think “health” itself works for me. Health is so intangible. Call me fickle but with very little time to contemplate what’s for dinner everyday, I haven't got the time to pontificate on health, its importance and how my desire for it should consciously influence the significant number of choices I make everyday. Being really honest, I think I only truly appreciate health, when I wake up and a bug has got me. That weariness, pain, effort that is required to do the simplest of things, always makes me think, I shouldn't take my health for granted but then I wake up, feel fine and carry on.
So how can I, a health professional, inspire anyone with such a fickle personal attitude to health?