Lockdown Lunches

How are you all doing? Are you missing nipping out to a local cafĂ© to grab a sandwich? Are feeling the pain of having lunches at home every day if you are working from home day after day? Last time we were confined, I heard a lot of people saying that they were struggling with…

Food and Mood

With countries going back into lockdown and the general ongoing Covid situation, lots of us may be feeling a bit low, especially as the days are getting shorter and gloomier. There are lots of things that can affect how we are feeling and if we can do any small things to lift our mood then…

Student life is about to start

Off to university!!  So exciting!! Is someone in your family off to university in the next week or two. This is such an exciting time.  Setting off into the big wide world to learn new things, meet new people and finally be making their own way without parents watching their every move. It does mean…

Cancer – living with it or know someone who is?

It is a tough journey. Chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, anxiety, fatigue….all this and life has still got to go on including eating, cooking and shopping. Somehow, those living with cancer need to be eating well to keep themselves as well nourished as possible so they can support their bodies to recover after each treatment or surgery…

The Importance of Taste in Staying Healthy

Our sense of taste and smell can have a big impact on how healthy our diet is, and it is something that is often overlooked. Think to the last time you had a head cold and your sense of smell was dulled. Food becomes bland and boring. We lose our appetite as it is often…

Front of Pack Labelling and white bread?

Sitting round a BBQ when you are a nutritionist can spark some interesting conversations. We were eating burgers – what great BBQ food – and putting them into white burger buns, there was salad available to put in or to eat alongside. All good. The conversation turned to the burger buns or, more precisely, the…

How does diet affect the immune system?

Guest post: Supporting young up and coming nutritionists is an important part of being a RNutr. A big thanks to Tanya for this post on diet and the immune system. Tanya is a recently registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Her interests include osteoporosis, healthy ageing and all things food. Her blog…

How is Lockdown going for you?

From a food perspective that is. This life of trying to limit food shopping, no restaurants or cafes, limited takeaway or delivered food, with the family all at home all the time is a weird one. Slowly Europe is relaxing the restrictions but we still need to be staying home and limiting where we go…

Fussy Eaters – the webinar!

I gave my first webinar on fussy eating last week. I talked about how common a problem it is, how it is not a sign of bad parenting or particularly naughty children, and shared some of the understanding we have about why it happens and the range of strategies we can use to help our…