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2023 Nourish Awards


Welcome to the 6th Nourish Awards! We can’t wait to get started this year and find some amazing new, innovative and nutritious products!

The Nourish Awards® are the UK’s leading and the most prestigious awards for the food and beverage sector with the focus on nutrition and healthy alternatives. It is known in the industry for having the toughest entry criteria – with most categories require entries to be made without gluten, contain little or no sugar and use clean ingredients free from artificial additives.

The judging panel is made up of food industry experts and nutritionists, dieticians and nutritional therapists who scrutinise every product.

We award Bronze, Silver and Gold in 20 categories, we also award Special Awards for Best Organic, Best Ethical and the Innovation Award.



Small Business

£98 + VAT / for first category £54 + VAT for second category of the same product

Medium & Large business (1.2M turnover or 20+ employees)

£185 + VAT / for first category £95 +VAT for second category



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In 2023 - there are 20 categories to choose from.
Each product can enter into the maximum of 2 categories – there is a discount on the second category for the same product.


1.Tea, Coffee & Hot Drinks

2. Health Drinks & Shots

3. Soft Drinks & Smoothies

4. Dairy or Dairy Alternatives

5. Snacks (Sweet or Savoury)

6. Baked goods & baking mixes

7. Breakfast foods & drinks

8. Soup & Broth

9. Convenience & ready meals

10. Fortified & Enriched Food & Beverage

11. Free-from all 14 allergens

12. Kits, Variety & Recipe boxes

13. Chocolate, confectionery & Desserts

14. Raw, Super & Sprouted

15. Snack meals & meal replacements

16. Gut Friendly & Fermented

17. FODMAP friendly

18. Cupboard essentials & ingredients

19. Cooking Sauces

20. Reduced or No Sugar

2023 Nourish Awards Entry Guide

Welcome to the 6th Nourish Awards!

Entries are open until the 5th May. Please check the categories, the FAQ and read through this guide before entering.


We organise the judging at our custom designed premises with our in-house catering team. Our judging panel includes expert nutritionists and nutritional therapists, chefs, free-from and other food industry experts and representatives.
We invite up to 8 judges for each judging session. They taste all products and study the information including the list of ingredients and the nutrition. We use a combination of scores and ranking in order to determine the shortlist and the winners.

We are looking for products that provide a healthy or healthier alternative than similar products on the market. Winning products deliver on taste, texture but also provide good nutrition, with high quality ingredients.

All products are automatically entered into the Special Awards. The judges create the shortlist for the special awards from all entrants during the first round of judging. Winners will be determined from the shortlist based on scores, ranking and individual judges comments.

- This Award is for packaged food, and beverage products that are typically sold in supermarkets, independent retail outlets or online – directly to consumers.

- Products should provide a healthy option. We expect to see products that provide a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – as well as being delicious and appeal to a wide market.
Our judges are looking for a good nutritional profile, a clean ingredients deck, low sugar and salt content; little or no artificial additives or chemical sweeteners and processing is to be kept to the minimum. Products must deliver on flavour and texture, made with no gluten containing ingredients where possible (oats are permitted).

- Each entry is for a single specific product and flavour, not for product lines and product ranges. You may enter a selection of the same product if it’s sold as a single unit to consumers (eg. a box of chocolates) however, this must enter into our “Kits, Variety & Recipe Boxes” category.
- Products must be fully developed and in production
- International entries are welcome (subject to additional costs eg. tax when sending samples for judging)
- You may enter as many products as you like
- Products previously entered into the awards can re-enter again
- Entrants are responsible for sending the correct sample to the correct address
- Entrants are responsible to send the required quantity of samples for our judges to try
- No refund will be given to products that do not arrive on time; where incorrect product was sent or there were no sufficient amount of samples provided. These products will not be judged.
- No refund will be given for products that have been discontinued after entries have closed (5th May) or samples are not available at the time of judging however, we may provide a discount for 2024 entry at our discretion.
- All entry fees must be received by the organisers by the 10th May 2023. Entries not paid for by this date will not be judged.
- Products will be prepared according to the instruction on the retail packaging
- It is the responsibility of entrants to ensure that all samples sent are safe to consume and sent in chilled delivery (where required). The organisers reserve the right to discard any sample deemed to be unsafe to consume on arrival.
- We cannot accept products that require specialist equipment to prepare such as pizza oven, dehydrator, coffee machine, BBQ etc. Permitted equipment are a conventional oven, microwave oven, blender, electric hob and a kettle. Chilled and frozen items are permitted.

Food Industry Expert – The Montgomery Group
Food Industry Expert & Entrepreneur
Registered Nutritionist, Organic food production expert
Founder of Pep & Lekker
Owner of Out To Launch
Registered Nutritional Therapist, Founder of Flourish with Nutrition
Fitness Coach, Zest Bootcamp
Food Industry Expert, Founder of The Food Marketing Expert
General Manager at the Organic Trade Board
State Registered Dietitian, Fussy About Food
Nutritionist & Naturopath, Peyton Principles
Junius Co-Founder
Founder at Free From Events
Free-From Food Expert
Nutritional Therapist
CEO & Co-Founder of Sugarwise
Nutrition Gut Specialist
Nutritionist, Presenter, Founder of
Food Industry Expert, Visionary Group
Nutritional Therapist, Child Nutrition Expert, Author, Founder of The Health Kick
Food Entrepreneur, Founder of Diverse Fine Food
Food Industry Expert & Entrepreneur, MD Visionary Food Solutions
Nutritionist & Naturopath, Co-Founder Invivo Therapeutics

Finalists will be announced in August and winners in September.

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