The number of people switching to a plant-based diet is growing at a startling rate, with many making the decision to go fully vegan. According to a UK survey, over 2% of the UK population are currently vegan – around 1,100,000 people, a number that is set to double by the end of 2020.

So this month IHS director Suzanne Laurie chats to Juanita Griffin, IHS Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching graduate and founder of Little Spoons of Happiness about her own vegan journey and how her whole family followed suit!

Juanita shares some simple tips on how to transition to a more plant-based diet (whether that’s plant-slant, pescatarian, vegetarian or fully vegan), how to avoid nutrient deficiencies and her favourite resources and sources of inspiration. Don’t forget IHS also run a Fundamentals of Plant Based Nutrition online short course (which Juanita has completed!) to help any of you wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. Simply enrol at