Eat Well for Less Heads to New Zealand


TVNZ has commissioned the lifestyle format Eat Well for Less for adaptation in New Zealand.

The new hour-long series, based on the original U.K. format, will air on TVNZ and TVNZ OnDemand later this year. TVNZ picked the show up from Screentime New Zealand, a Banijay Group company.

Eat Well for Less sees experts tour the country to show families how to spend less and eat better. In each episode, the resident specialists show a new family how to shop, cook and ultimately, eat for less. With the help of a nutritionist, they analyze the groceries the family buys and set a target for how much they could save. The hosts also suggest alternative weekly meals and new recipes for the family to try and work on distancing them from the big, and often expensive, household brands.

Devised and produced by RDF Productions (a Banijay Group company) in the U.K., Eat Well for Less has enjoyed six seasons on BBC One with a seventh on its way. The number one factual program in its slot, its success has also led to local versions across France, Spain, Denmark, Australia and Poland. In every season, families discover how to save significant amounts of money on food and reduce their waste, without scrimping on quality or nutrition. By using simple tips, tricks, swaps and easy recipes, they can slash a weekly food budget.

Philly de Lacey, the series’ executive producer, commented: “Eat Well for Less has been a firm favorite in the U.K. schedules for a number of years and has proven itself in a number of other territories internationally. A strong prime-time format with broad appeal, we are sure, with TVNZ, we have found the perfect home for it in New Zealand.”