Nutrition on Set - We Need to Talk
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Good nutrition on set is important for the human body. Can you eat healthy while working on a movie set? Do productions for the crew offer good food? What are your tips and tricks for a quick snack when the schedule is very tight? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

When it comes to the source of power for movie equipment – batteries – the general idea is to get good quality, preferably genuine, rechargeable batteries from the device manufacturer. With paid gigs, equipment reliability is everything – you don't want the camera falling on you in the middle of a shoot. But what about the cameraman? And other crew members? How can they be well supplied with electricity? It seems to me that, unfortunately, on-set nutrition is rarely discussed in the film industry.

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Diet on the set – important!

In my opinion, nutrition is far more important to human health in the long run than most people think. I've been thinking about that for the past few years. However, working in the film industry does not always allow you to eat healthily. Or is it?

Working long hours on sets with short meal breaks and only eating what production offers can be limiting. Sure, there are usually more choices, but there may not be an option that works for everyone.

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Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan

Most of the time there are several people on the crew who do not eat certain foods. It is the responsibility of production to provide these people with enough options. In my experience as a vegan, some productions are better than others.

Usually they try to provide suitable meals, but this is not always possible. It also happened a few times that the vegan option was no longer available because someone else felt like eating a vegan meal that day. Do you have some food restrictions? Have you had good or bad experiences with your on-set diet options?

All-in-one powder meals

When the schedule gets really tight, sometimes it's small snacks that can save the day and provide some energy while saving time. If you don't have time for a proper meal, do you just have sugar or fruits and nuts?

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An alternative for those tight days could be an all-in-one powdered food mixed with water and consumed as a shake. There are many different brands out there these days – Huel, Mana, etc. Some of them even claim to be 100% herbal. Do you have any experiences with it? Do you think it's better than having a quick snack?

What's your experience with Crafty? Are you on a certain diet? Are you productions providing high quality food that is acceptable for your diet? Or do you sometimes need to bring your own snacks or meals to the set? What are your tips for good nutrition on set? I really hope to start an active discussion in the comments section. Perhaps some of our colleagues will find useful tips and advice here. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts with us below.

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