About Us

Foods Matter is an entirely independent informational website, the 'founder' site of the FoodsMatter family of sites, which includes sites dedicated to coeliac disease and gluten-related disorders, free from food, free from supplements and superfoods, free from recipes, raw foods and sensitive / allergic skin conditions.

The site was launched by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson over 20 years ago as back-up to the Foods Matter magazine, offering information and support both to food allergic and intolerant consumers and to the health professionals caring for them. Since the magazine moved 'on line' in 2010, the sites have grown rapidly and now receive over 1,500,000 unique visitors per year.

The FoodsMatter sites are entirely independent. To help amortise the cost of maintaining the sites we do take advertising and affiliate links. However, these in no way compromise our editorial independence.

The family of sites have their own Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Michelle also runs an active blog at www.michellesblog.co.uk

You can contact Michelle by email here.

Personal stories and information

You will find a number of personal stories on this site; they are only published with the permission of the writers and names may be changed.
Such pieces may only be reproduced with the permission of the writer.

Cartoon images

You will see a number of cartoons scattered across the FoodsMatter site. These were all created by the late Chris White. If you find them entertaining, you can find links to many of his best here and more details about Chris on this blog.