The world loves selfies but can this stretch to the shelfie? One of the aims of SCPN is to   raise awareness about the preventability of cancer and think about how the   environment around us can positively impact on our health and reduce disease risk.

During January we are focusing on the content of fridge shelves (#HealthyShelfie). We have asked/nominated folks to share their fridge contents with us and to illustrate all the lovely goodies that make up a healthy diet.

The response so far has been great – wonderful veggies, ideas for dinners, home-grown carrots, colourful fruits and other inspiring ideas that certainly show a healthy diet need not be boring. But does the #HealthyShelfie make people think about what they eat? Judging by some of the comments we have received (“the unphotogenic fridge”, “ the empty shelves”, “Christmas left overs”) we seem to have provoked a few thoughts about starting a healthy January. Lots of conversations about how much of a fridge can be taken up with beer, cakes and cream provide a perfect start for that conversation about winter soups and casserole veggies and seasonal fruit (ok maybe in the freezer!). Not only food is kept in the fridges and we have a few other items to remind folk about healthy ways of life coming your way later in the month.

Judging by some of the comments we have recieved (‘the unphotogenic fridge,’ ‘the empty shelves,’ ‘Christmas leftovers’) we seem to have provoked a few thoughts about starting a healthy January.

Reader … feel free to share our #HealthyShelfie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest (@thescpn) or create and share your own and show your support for cancer prevention!

– Annie

Professor Annie S Anderson BSc PhD RD FRCP (Edin)

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