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What Does It Means When Something Says ‘May Contain’?

Boarding an airplane often signifies embarking on a journey, whether for business or pleasure. However, for individuals with food allergies, it can also mean navigating a potential minefield of allergens. The prevalence of "may contain" labels on airline snacks poses a significant threat to the safety and well-being of passengers…

Allergy Community Receives Apology from This Morning

Food allergies are a significant and growing concern, affecting over 2 million people in the UK alone. Yet, despite the widespread prevalence and potential severity of these allergies, there is a persistent misconception that they are not a serious issue. This misunderstanding can lead to dangerous consequences, as illustrated by…

Allergy Awareness Week Might Be Over…

Although Allergy Awareness Week has come to an end, it's crucial to recognise that the efforts to raise awareness about allergies should not be confined to just one week. Allergy awareness remains a vital aspect in today's society and especially in school life. Schools play a pivotal role in educating…

Allergy Awareness Assemblies are BACK!

Allergy Awareness Week is just around the corner (22nd-28th April). We are so happy to say that our Allergy Awareness Assemblies are back for another year! Last year we managed to educate over 135,000 children across the UK and we want to continue to increase this number this year and…

Would you eat something that said ‘may contain’ glass?

Our founder Julianne Ponan MBE, was invited to speak at TEDX Swansea back in December to share her incredible story living with multiple allergies.   In her TEDx talk, Julianne shares her extraordinary journey, highlighting the importance of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination. As the CEO of Creative Nature, a…

How Do You Incorporate Superfoods Into Your Diet?

As the New Year begins, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement, and what better way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle than by incorporating nutrient-packed superfoods into your diet? Let's explore the benefits and creative ways to integrate some of our superfood products; Chia Seeds, Maca Powder, Cacao…

Anti-Bullying – Children with Allergies.

Sending your child to school with the constant worry that they might be bullied due to their allergies is something that a lot of allergy parents experience. Unfortunately, this is a reality for many parents and children. Allergies, whether they are food allergies, environmental allergies, or others, should never be…

Keeping Children Safe at Halloween: A Spooktacular Guide

Halloween is a thrilling and magical time for kids, filled with costumes, spooky decorations, and, of course, delicious treats. However, for parents of children with allergies, it can also be a season of heightened concern. Ensuring that your child with allergies has a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience requires some…

Creating a Safe School Environment for those with Allergies

As the school bells chime and children excitedly enter the world of education again at the beginning of September, it's important to remember that some of these young learners may be dealing with allergies. Allergies can be particularly daunting when going back to school, for several reasons. Will my friends…

Top Tips on Travelling with Allergies

Travelling with allergies can be a nightmare, however you make your journey. But flying can be far worse, as there is no rule that airlines have to consider their customers with allergies. We have launched a social media campaign to bring attention to the difficulties people with allergies face when…

Don’t Forget It’s Father’s Day Soon!

Don’t Forget It’s Father’s Day Soon! Father’s Day always falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month, so this year that’s Sunday June 18th Unlike Mother’s Day where the US celebrate at a different time of the year, we follow them for the celebration of fathers or those who have…

CORONATION FUN FACTS & SOME FOODIE HELP!

As the Coronation approaches, there’s no doubt it will be the big story of the next week across the media, and there will be many celebrations up and down the UK and overseas too.  We’re sure most of you know that it’s the first Coronation we have had in the…

Baking With Love

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have been thinking about the old saying: ‘the way to a man’s/woman’s heart is through their stomach.’ It seems that for many people it is true, therefore, cooking for the one you love is a great way to show that love. Food has an important…

Top 5 Allergy friendly afternoon tea recipes

It's Afternoon Tea Week and we have made loads of allergy-friendly alternatives to classic afternoon tea recipes, which we know you’ll enjoy. Afternoon tea is a great British tradition, particularly in the summer, providing a great time to catch up with friends over a cup of tea and delicious cakes…

Free From cakes for World Allergy Awareness Week

As we are approaching World Allergy Awareness week, we wanted to give you some of our baking tips for free from cakes that taste delicious. World Allergy Awareness Week this year runs between June 13 to June 19 and is an annual event to raise the awareness of allergic diseases…

MedicAlert’s First Ever Ambassador

WE’RE SO EXCITED – OUR CEO HAS BECOME THE FIRST EVER AMBASSADOR FOR THE GLOBAL CHARITY MEDICALERT! We are extremely proud to announce that our CEO, Julianne has been invited to be the first EVER ambassador for MedicAlert. MedicAlert was created in the 1950s and is now 66 years old.…

St Patrick’s Day: Easy desserts for a crowd

St Patrick’s Day is coming up this week (Thursday March 17) and, for some, the world will turn rather green! There's a lot of interesting things to note about St Patrick's Day and we'll be getting to them in a bit. But, here at Creative Nature, we know that this…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was recognised by the United Nations in 1975 during its International Women’s Year, however, International Women’s Day has actually been around since the early 1900s. The event has grown out of protests against poor working conditions for women as fa back as 1908, when, a15,000 female workers…

World Book Day

World Book Day, held on March 3rd, is a celebratory day to promote reading for pleasure. This year, the theme, a message for all children is, ‘you are a reader’. In 2019 the National Literacy Trust found that 383,755 children don’t have a book of their own, which is shocking…

NEW TEAM MEMBER – Caitlyn

Latest news from Creative Nature Surrey free-from food company, Creative Nature, has recruited a new staff member to help the company with digital marketing and administration. Caitlyn Ward (23) from Walton-on-Thames, is settling into her new role. “It can be quite fast-paced, but in a fun, challenging way instead of…

The Hidden Language of Love in Flowers

A common gift for Valentine’s Day is flowers – and there’s a whole hidden language of love in flowers too. The red rose is the one most of us know however it’s more complex than that! In 2018, 40% of people asked simply bought their loved ones a card for…

Let’s Be Kind

Has someone surprised you recently by being kind?  Have you surprised someone else with kindness? Let's be kind. Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming up on February 17th.  At the moment, maybe even more than normally, kindness is a trait that we can all welcome. Both in terms of…

WORLD PASTA DAY!

Here at Creative Nature, we thought we would celebrate this World Pasta Day by sharing some amazing superfood recipes, these are all gluten free, dairy free and nut free. Make sure to check them out. We know that pasta can be a struggle for those with allergies and intolerances and…

Natasha’s Law

As you may know from reading our previous blogs, we support Natasha’s Law, which is about to come into effect in October.  This UK Food Information Amendment, known as Natasha’s Law will require food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods pre-packaged for direct sale on…

Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day?

Avocados seem to be a little like marmite, you either love them, or hate them, thinking they are either delicious or they are horrible and slimy. For those of you who don’t know what guacamole is, it is an avocado-based dip that has its origins with Aztec people. Already used…

Working Parents’ Day

In a few weeks’ time it is Working Parents Day (September 16) which is there to celebrate those parents who work hard all year to provide for their families. During the 20th century, women in Britain faced a complete change in their lives as more and more of them worked,…

Go organic september

  Organic September is the month to ‘go organic’. It’s a campaign set up by British Corner Shop and the Soil Association – and here at Creative Nature we have a strong relationship with both of those organisations. During the month, people are encouraged to eat, drink and use organic…

Panorama – ‘Brexit Six Months On”

We were thrilled to be filmed and interviewed for a Panorama documentary, which was transmitted last week – do look it up on IPlayer here.   The documentary followed several companies, of varying sizes, to see how they were coping, six months after Brexit. One was a Scottish fishing company…

The Summer holidays are here!

Summer is here, so time for holidays, camping, hotels, or self-catering, and time for days out exploring your local area. Time to have fun in the sun!   Staycation - when you choose to holiday at home rather than travel abroad. Of course, this year, many of us don’t have…

Euros 2021

The UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as the UEFA European Championship and informally as the Euros, is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. The event is…

BLACK LIVES MATTER – A YEAR ON

It is almost a year on from the killing of George Floyd d in the US, which ignited the protests against racism around the world. Recently the police officer who killed him sent to prison for life.   Who started it? The international human rights campaign actually began in 2013…

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