An Epping family appeared on the first episode of the BBC’s Shop Well for the Planet on Thursday last week and received help from Shop Well for Less and Eat Well for Less hosts to tackle their shopping habits.

The show sees families across the UK testing planet-friendly products and trying the unknown, to see if changes can make a difference when you shop in an eco-friendly way.

The presenters Melanie Sykes and Joanna Page were joined by Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo in Chigwell to look at the family food choices.

The team met Alex and Alison Fortington-Neave, along with their two sons Arthur, 7 and Harrison, 11.

Fortington-Neave family with Joanna Page and Chris Bavin.

Fortington-Neave family with Joanna Page and Chris Bavin.

The show revealed eco-friendly item swaps they could make which will save them £4,000 a year as well as help to save the planet.

Alison said: “Everyone from the BBC team were great it was filmed during lockdown and they ensured everyone was tested and proper mesures were put in place.

"The celebrity hosts were down to earth, we had a great laugh.

"I have taken on board things I have learnt from the show, I have had people coming up to me on the street telling me they are also making changes since watching the show.

"The whole experience was a real eye-opener. I think if we could all make a little change we would make a difference.”

The episode is available to watch on the BBC iplayer.