Free for all

One of the UK’s leading nutrition experts will among the chefs and speakers taking to the stage at Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival. Jenny Tschiesche, known as the Lunchbox Doctor, will be showing families how to pack healthy lunchboxes when she appears at Frestival, which will take place at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday 18 May.

The mother of two joins Mytton and Mermaid head chef Chris Burt, chef and proprietor of the Pheasant Inn at Admaston, Richard Fletcher and Lajina Leal, of Lajina Masala in the cookery theatre.

A lecture schedule will see visitors learning about raw chocolate, food and allergies, vegan wine, reducing sugar in everyday diets and reducing plastic use in the home. Organisers are aiming to offer information, guidance and tips on free-from lifestyles, along with family workshops, a free-from food court and bar, a free-from technology children’s area and more. Visit to find out more and to buy tickets.


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