Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
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Jo Swinson, Consumer Affairs Minister (left) with 1st Prize Winners, Smarterbuys – Jacqui Grimes and Louise Coulter.
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
Healthy Food Ideas

Image by bisgovuk
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
Healthy Food Ideas

Image by bisgovuk
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
Healthy Food Ideas

Image by bisgovuk
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
Healthy Food Ideas

Image by bisgovuk
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

Buy Better Together Challenge

Buy Better Together Challenge
Healthy Food Ideas

Image by bisgovuk
The ‘Smarterbuys’ scheme, which helps provide affordable loans to disadvantaged people so that they can buy essential goods, scooped the £15,000 prize as the winner of the Buy Better Together Challenge, announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson.
Smarterbuys will use the award to develop their work further and to spread awareness of their affordable loans and products to help more consumers.

The Buy Better Together Challenge was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Co-operatives UK in December 2011 to encourage groups of consumers to get together and negotiate discounted rates for buying goods and services in bulk. The Challenge received 110 entries, which were whittled down by a panel of independent judges to seven finalists.

Collective purchasing schemes can benefit individuals and communities in various ways, for example, saving money for those on low incomes; increasing access to healthy or organic food, or reaching out to less mobile members of the community.

‘Fair Food Carlisle’ was awarded the runner-up prize for their scheme which uses buying groups to provide workplaces with a weekly supply of food from local businesses. ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ won £5,000 which will be invested in improving business processes and hiring staff.

Jo Swinson said:

“The Buy Better Together Challenge has highlighted hundreds of fantastic ideas and examples from local communities, who banded together to make their money work harder. Collective purchasing is of immense value to groups, not just to make cost savings, but to increase social links in the community and reach out to vulnerable consumers who may not have access to online research or internet shopping.

“The schemes we have heard about today aren’t just benefitting consumers though; businesses have seen first-hand how they can gain more customers by working with these groups and communities, often beating competitors in the process. Many congratulations are due to the organisers of ‘Smarterbuys’, which is a positive example of how collective purchasing can challenge existing markets and provide better results.

“And I also congratulate ‘Fair Food Carlisle’ in supporting local produce growers and taking an innovative approach to boosting their local food economy. These schemes are a clear example of what can be done when consumers are empowered and work together to get better deals.”

PHOTO: Michael David

I am in love with my half uncle we have been together for nearly 5 yrs with 2 healthy kids anyone in same boat?

Question by anon: I am in love with my half uncle we have been together for nearly 5 yrs with 2 healthy kids anyone in same boat?
We would like to marry but it is illegal in UK, where else can we marry and would we get into any trouble once we come back to UK.

Best answer:

Answer by ranneylou720
Where can you get married? West Virginia.

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HCG Diet Direct Encourages Dieters to Accommodate Public Health Recommendations: Eating Together as a Family Results in Decreased Obesity Risks


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Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) September 20, 2009

HCG Diet Direct dieters are urged to sit down to dinner and spend it eating with their family. It may sound contradictory at first, but children and teens who sit down to eat with their families frequently have shown lower risks of obesity in various studies. (CMAJ, v.173(6)) HCG Diet Direct also promotes the additional family meal time benefits of introducing your family to healthy foods, healthy food preparation and HCG approved foods (although portion control isn’t recommended for family members not on the diet) It’s excellent exposure to healthy eating habits for the entire family.

HCG Diet Direct spokeswoman, Jenny Boynton, said, “People who introduce healthy foods prepared in a healthy way are much more likely to succeed on the program and maintain their weight afterward. They will have helped their entire family be more comfortable eating healthy and enjoying foods that they might otherwise not been exposed to. And by doing so…they’re decreasing the risk of obesity in their children. It’s a win-win situation.”

Lisa M. of Provo said, “I completed the HCG diet last year. Since then our family probably enjoys 3 or 4 HCG approved recipes per week. My son was in the very topmost regions of weight averages for his age a few years back and he has since dropped down to a safer percentage. It’s a big relief that we got it done without having to instill in him a fear of eating. He just learned to enjoy better food choices.”

Other benefits that studies have indicated come with sharing meals frequently as a family are: children are less likely to smoke or drink alcohol or become involved with eating disorders. Children who frequently sit down to eat with their families are also more likely to excel in school and exhibit fewer behavioral issues.

To get further information on HCG Diet Direct or the HCG Diet get in touch with Jenny Boynton by phone at: 1-602-330-7655. Or you can visit HCG Diet Direct at their website at www.hcgdietdirect.com.

Contact: Jenny Boynton

Company: HCG Diet Direct

www.hcgdietdirect.com

Phone 1-602-330-7655

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