New GB-wide Campaign Highlights Red Meatís Positive Health Role


The Cattle Site†

05 December 2018


UK - A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet was launched earlier this week (3 December) by Great Britainís three red meat organisations.


The campaign from the joint-funded programme by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Ė Meat Promotion Wales and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has launched across England, Wales and Scotland.


The collective initiative also aims to counter misinformation on the role of red meat in a balanced diet and to help support better understanding of the facts about the nutritional value of red meat.


Three well-known celebrities across England, Scotland and Wales are fronting the campaign. Welsh and Lions rugby star Shane Williams represents Wales, television presenter and Celebrity MasterChef Winner Angellica Bell champions the cause in England, and ex- Scotland rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Thom Evans, turns out for Scotland.


The campaign, which is intended to appeal to younger audiences, has a social media focus and will highlight the nutritional value, ease and versatility of lean red meat in line with approved health claims, and the opportunity to enjoy more mid-week meat meals.


Key health messages are communicated by the celebrities whilst cooking up three healthy red meat dishes with an unsuspecting member of the public.


To extend the campaign reach further, a nutrition factsheet has been developed for distribution to healthcare professionals.


Consumer insights, which helped inform the creative behind the campaign, show that a proportion of young people are limiting their red meat intake and are not aware of the positive role that red meat can play in the diet.


Christine Watts, AHDB Chief Communications and Market Development Officer, said: "This campaign is a great example of what can be achieved when the three organisations work together on behalf of levy payers across Great Britain.


"Angellica, Thom and Shane are excellent advocates for the role of red meat in a healthy balanced diet and we anticipate seeing positive engagement from consumers."


Gwyn Howells, Chief Executive of HCC, said: