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Veganuary – why is 2019 the biggest year yet?

Thanks to a great twitter chat all about plant based eating hosted by RDUK on Monday, I really got thinking about Veganuary. This is the fifth year that Veganuary has been a thing to start the off the new year.  This year has seen well over 300,000 people taking part.  Vegan has certainly become a trendy… Continue reading Veganuary – why is 2019 the biggest year yet?

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Food Matters Live 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to London for 3 days of feeling all grown up and professional.  Food Matters Live is a big event aimed at anyone involved in food – food manufacturers, food scientists, food developers, food writers, nutritionists, dietitians, researchers etc.  It has an incredible array of seminars in 9 or… Continue reading Food Matters Live 2018

Children and young people · Recipes · Uncategorized

Indian themed cub sleepover

We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night.  We had a sleepover at the church where we meet.  An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. … Continue reading Indian themed cub sleepover

Eating well for older people · Eating well for specific health conditions · In the news · Uncategorized

Malnutrition Awareness Week

Last week was the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week.  And I don’t mean malnutrition in developing nations or in war torn countries.  Malnutrition is a huge issue in the UK and Europe.  It surprises people that malnutrition in developed nations cost more per year than the effects of obesity.  The most recent estimate is £19.6… Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week

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Tess Holiday and Cosmo

There has been quite a storm about Tess Holiday’s appearance on the front cover of the October edition of Cosmopolitan.  Piers Morgan certainly provoked debate with his controversial statements.  The debate is important if sometimes ugly. Why can’t a beautiful woman be on the cover of Cosmo if she is obese?  And yes she is… Continue reading Tess Holiday and Cosmo

Eating well for specific health conditions · In the news · Uncategorized

Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched.  I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button.  The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant.  I know… Continue reading Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?